Category: Events


David B. Smith Gallery was thrilled to participate in the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami, Florida this past week. The gallery featured works by Laura Ball, Christina Empedocles, Gregory Euclide, Paul Jacobsen, Hong Seon Jang, Kris Lewis, and Michael Theodore.  A few works are still available and a selection of exhibited works can be viewed on our PULSE Miami exhibition page.  Please contact the gallery to inquire about availability.

Banner and photo from featured project Paintings for Satellites (2009-present) seen at the U.S. Pavilion of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Photos: Nuno Cera (left), Steve Amiaga (aerial right)

Molly Dilworth was featured as part of the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale. On view from August 29 – November 25, 2012, the theme of the U.S. Pavilion is Spontaneous Interventions: design actions for the common good. Molly’s featured project, Paintings for Satellites, exemplifies the theme of this exhibition, as her large-scale rooftop paintings at once play with concepts of painting, fine art, and viewership and visibility, while simultaneously reducing energy costs for the building and greenhouse emissions over time.

Lower East Side Printshop, Hong Seon Jang

Editions ’12
Exhibition Opening and Catalogue Launch
Thursday, May 10, from 6-8 pm | Exhibition on view May 10 – July 8, 2012

With a catalogue essay by Roberta Waddell, a renowned print expert and former Curator of Prints at the New York Public Library, the catalogue and exhibition feature new works created by recipients of the Printshop’s Special Editions and Publishing Residencies: Hong Seon Jang, Jennie C. Jones,  Darina Karpov, David Kramer, and Enoc Perez.

David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition, Gregory Euclide: Nature Out There, opening at the Nevada Museum of Art on March 24 and running through September 2, 2012. The exhibition features a comprehensive set of six works which illustrate critical aspects of Euclide’s stunning oeuvre, and the museum will also introduce Euclide’s largest and most ambitious self-contained work to date, the spectacular, What kept you at bay allowed me to feel this way. From Euclide’s provocation regarding art historical notions of landscape and materiality to his raising topics of conservation and modernity, these works represent the dynamic visual breadth of the artist’s practice while revealing the topical currents that run throughout.

What kept you at bay allowed me to feel this way and selected works from Gregory Euclide: Nature Out There are available for acquisition. Please contact David B. Smith Gallery with any inquiries.

From the Nevada Museum of Art:

Reno, Nevada – Artist Gregory Euclide’s intricately crafted sculptural works, on view at the Nevada Museum of Art March 24 through September 2, 2012, explore the tension between idealized, picturesque views of landscapes and actual experiences of being in nature. Using traditional methods of landscape painting combined with natural materials and found objects, Euclide constructs three dimensional encapsulated worlds where pristine notions of landscape meet the reality of our current environment.

Gregory Euclide is an artist and teacher living in the Minnesota River Valley. He received his MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Euclide was awarded two Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants through the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Jerome Foundation Residency through the Blacklock Nature Sanctuary. This November, Euclide was a recipient of the 2011-12 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists.

Euclide’s work was featured in Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape at MASS MoCA (March 2008-April 2009) and was recently included in the exhibition Otherworldly at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. His work is also featured on album covers of the 2012 Grammy award-winning musical group Bon Iver. Euclide’s work is currently on view in the exhibition Small Worlds at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio.

Gregory Euclide: Nature Out There will be exhibited March 24 through September 2, 2012 at the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery located at 160 West Liberty Street in downtown Reno.  For more information, please call 775.329.3333 or visit the Nevada Museum of Art webstite.

Bon Iver, Artwork by Gregory Euclide
Courtesy Bon Iver, Gregory Euclide and Jagjaguwar

We would like to congratulate Bon Iver, Gregory Euclide and Jagjaguwar Records for winning Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album at the 54th Grammy Awards!  Euclide created the album cover artwork for the award-winning album, ‘Bon Iver’ by Bon Iver.

For further information on Gregory Euclide’s artwork or an available limited edition print of the work which appears on the ‘Bon Iver’ album cover, please visit our web store or visit the gallery in person.

In addition, the album artwork and a written contribution by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver are featured in a recently released limited edition, signed and numbered, 96-page hardcover book on the work of Gregory Euclide, published by David B. Smith Gallery.  Please visit our web store for additional information.


Gregory Euclide, "It took something local to support the fiction," mixed media, 18 x 24 x 9.5 in., 2011

Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists for 2011-2012.

Since 1981, the Jerome Foundation has generously funded this fellowship program to significantly advance, artistically and critically, emerging visual artists in Minnesota. This past month the members of the Jerome selection panel–Bruce Charlesworth, assistant professor of film, video, and new genres at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Miki Garcia, executive director of Contemporary Arts Forum Santa Barbara; and Cherise Smith, associate professor of art history and African and African diaspora studies at the University of Texas, Austin–reviewed a total of 236 applications.

The two works that Euclide presented to the selection panel will be available at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami, December 1 – 4, 2011.  David B. Smith Gallery will be in booth A-103.  Please visit us at the fair or contact the gallery for further information and availability.

We are also proud to share that Gregory Euclide is currently featured on MN Original.  You may visit their site to view a short video with the artist.

Small Worlds, TMA

Small Worlds Preview Party: Down the Rabbit Hole
November 17 | 6:30–9:30 p.m., Libbey Court, Gallery 1
(pre-party for President’s Council members at 5:30 p.m.)
Big and small, come try it all! Immerse yourself in a magical Museum world where things aren’t always the size they should be. Join us for an evening of live music and dancing, delicious snacks and cash bar, and a preview of the Small Worlds exhibition. Purchase tickets (members free/$20 nonmembers) at the door or by calling 419-255-8000 ext. 7448.

FREE Presentation: Gregory Euclide
November 18, 7:30 P.M., Little Theater
Visit the Small Worlds exhibition, then hear artist Gregory Euclide talk about his work and the site-specific installation he created for TMA.

Toledo Museum of Art, Small Worlds