I’m excited to announce my first solo show, “Marking Space,” at Chimento Contemporary, which opens September 7, 2019 with a reception from 5-8 pm. My new pieces combine painting, printmaking, and collage to create abstract works that represent different views of our current landscape.
Pamela Smith Hudson
September 7-October 19, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 5-8 pm
4480 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles (map)
From Chimento’s show notes:
“Smith Hudson’s exciting new body of works on panel, prints on paper, and large-scale paintings embrace the internal and external pressures of living in Los Angeles. Smith Hudson utilizes mixed media forms to reimagine the chaos and stillness of the city’s cultural landscape.
Through an arch of topographical minimalism, her stylistic abstractions are succinctly executed by way of experimental printmaking. By utilizing ceramic and encaustic, she fashions her unique perspectives on culture into durable, albeit delicate marks, patterns, and organic shapes. Informed through the lens of anthropology, her landscapes are defined by issues that traverse the physical surfaces of our world: homelessness, global environmental disaster, and the freneticism of mechanistic ‘traffic.’
All works in this exhibition aim to cement the cultural landscape of our moment in contemporary history. A native Angeleno, Hudson’s encaustic abstractions are also informed by the cool tones of jazz, punk, rhythm, and movement, that coalesce into densely emotional embodiments of both the physical and metaphysical world.”