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AV 004

10 USD

David B. Smith, 2015
Edition of 25
8.25 X 5.25 in, 20 pages, color, digital printing.
Sound recorded on a cassette tape, 15min.

I Compliment You: A sound piece, mugs, photos of the mugs, this zine and cassette were made from compliments I have given people, or thought of giving people.

Feedback: A sound piece, t-shirts, photos of the t-shirts, this zine and cassette were made from adjectives used in evaluations by students in college-level art classes I taught.

David Smith makes images, sculpture and installation to explore fantasy, memory and commodity in American culture. Using digital weaving, print-on-demand design, and sound-performance, he playfully re-arranges cultural iconography to gain access to the back-end of cultural memory. Since receiving an MFA from Bard College, Smithhas shown in spaces such as Exit Art, Zwirner Gallery, PS1, Halsey McKay Gallery, and NADA Miami, and has curated several exhibitions. He has been awarded residencies at Apex Art, The Waterpod, Harold Arts, The Art and Law Program, and BOFFO, and his work has been discussed in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Miami New Times among others. He has served as Adjunct Professor in Visual Arts at SUNY Old Westbury, and visiting instructor at NYU ITP, Pratt, and Cooper Union.

Art Vandelay is a publishing project that focuses on exploring the ideas of archive and collection, more precisely the accumulation and loss of information over time.
Each issue of the AV project is composed of a zine and a tape, both of which display the work of a single

In those works the final object functions as a means to dignify a content that was previously discarded or lost: the artist is empowered to act as their own historian and to search through their archives for older material.

AV aims at publishing emerging artists employing mediums that are generally underrepresented in print such as
performance, video, installation or sculpture.