Barbara T. Smith

Barbara T. Smith

Born in Pasadena, California, 1931
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


Education   

1969-1971      University of California, Irvine
1965              Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA (Emerson Woelfer, Conner Everts)
1949-1953      Pomona College, Claremont, CA, Cum Laude

Select Solo Exhibitions

2016
Words, Sentences & Signs, The Box, Los Angeles, CA

2015
The Smell of Almonds: Resin Works, 1968 - 1982, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2014
Frieze Art Fair, exhibited by The Box, London, UK (Winner of the Frieze Stand Prize)

2013
Xerox: Barbara T. Smith, 1965 – 1966, The Box, Los Angeles, CA

2011
The Radicalizations of a '50s Housewife, University Art Gallery, University of California Irvine, CA

2009
Old Shoes: Performance Relics, 1968 – 1975, The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Barbara T. Smith: Early Performances, 1969-1976, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany

2008-09 
Barbara T. Smith: Early Work, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt, Germany

2008 
Barbara T. Smith, 1965-1972, Maccarone, New York, NY

2007 
Remnants, 1965 - 1972, The Box, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

2005 
The 21st Century Odyssey Part II: The Performances of Barbara T. Smith, Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona, CA and Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2003 
Making Book, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA 

1999 
Blue Shards, The Living Room, Santa Monica, CA   

1992 
This Is It, Glenmoore Guest House, Dharamsala, India

1990 
Bottom Line. Highways, Santa Monica, CA 

1989 
Ground Zero, SPARC (Social Public Art Resource Center), Venice, CA
The Pageant of the Holy Squash: Creche, Fashion Moda, Bronx, NY

1988 
A Meeting Ground, Peppers Art Gallery, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

1987 
Hunab Ku, Private home, San Francisco, CA

1985 
Council of Elders, AAA Gallery, Michael Salerno, Los Angeles, CA

1984
Tree, Council, Template, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, CA

1982 
Static Art by Performance Artists, ESPACE DBD/Rachel Rosenthal Company, Los Angeles, CA

1980
PUBLIC SPIRIT/LIVE ART Los Angeles Exhibitions: 
The Perpetual Napkin, Vanguard Gallery
Piercing the Corporate Veil, American Hotel Gallery

1976 
Dimensions, Gerard John Hayes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1974
Retrospective exhibition curated by Moira Roth, Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA
Xerox Works, University Art Gallery, University of California Irvine, CA

1971 
Field Piece, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Field Piece, F-Space Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
Celebration of the Holy Squash, University Art Gallery, University of California Irvine, CA

1970 
Homage for Mark Rothko, University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA

1966
YWCA, Pasadena, CA (sponsored by the Pasadena Art Museum)

1965
Auguste Gallery, Pasadena, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

2017
Impermanence, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Prospect 2017, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
56 Artillery Lane
, Raven Row, London, UK
Physical Mind Restless Hands
, organized by Benedicte Gyldenstierne Sehested, Micky Schubert, Berlin, Germany
Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Still Life with Fish: Photography from the Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
impromptu, The Box, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Mommy
, Yale Union, Protland, OR
A Performative Trigger: Radicals of Irvine
, curated by Juli Carson and Marilyn Nix, University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA
Drawing in L.A.: The 1960s and 70s, LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Los Angeles, CA
Columbidae, Cell Project Space, London, UK
Independent art fair, exhibited by The Box, New York, NY
In Search of an Exit (or Eight Characters in a Parlor), USC Roski School of Art And Design at the Heritage Square Museum, Los Angeles, CA
University of Bakersfield, CA

2014
A Machinery For Living organized by Walead Beshty, Petzel, New York, NY
Another Cats Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Great Expectations, Home of Daniel Milewski and Nina Johnson-Milewski, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

2013
State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, Bronx Museum, New York; Smart Museum, University of Chicago, IL
This Side of the 405 (featuring Hot Peppers), Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College, Los Angeles, CA
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Abstraction (Sound and Vision), California State University, Bakersfield, CA

2012
Painting, The Box, Los Angeles, CA
re.act.feminism #2 - A Performing Archive, Museet for Samtidskunst / Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
The Historical Box, Hauser & Wirth, London, UK 
Print Imprint, Actual Size LA, Los Angeles, CA
re.act.feminism #2 - A Performing Archive, Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

2011
State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
The Historical Box, 
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland 
Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964 - 1971, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA 
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974 - 1981, MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974 - 1981, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

2009
Installations Inside/Out, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2008
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia, OCA (Office for Contemporary Art), Oslo, Norway 

2007
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Into Me, Out of Me, MACRO Testaccio (MACRO Future), Rome, Italy
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Multiple Vantage Points: Southern California Women Artists, 1980 - 2006, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Since the ‘60s’: California Experiments, OCMA (Orange County Museum of Art), Newport Beach, CA
Maternal Metaphors, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH 
Passions de l’ete pour l’hiver, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France 

2006
Renegades 25 Years of Performance at Exit Art, Exit Art, New York City, NY
Into Me / Out of Me, Kunst-Werke Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Into me / Out of Me, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
Los Angeles 1955 - 1985: The Birth of an Art Capital, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France

2005
CoCA Annual 2005, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Joe Goode’s Fire Sale, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2003 
Seeking Eden, Crazy Space, 18th Street Arts Center, Pasadena, CA
High Performance: The First 5 Years, 1978 - 1982 curated by Jenni Sorkin, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, CA

2002
Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria
My Brother's Image, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece
Parallels & Intersections: Art/Women/California, 1950-2000, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
High Performance: The First 5 Years, 1978 - 1982, George J. Doizaki Gallery, Dai Shikishi, JACCC, Los Angeles, CA

2000  
Made in California: Art/Image & Identity, 1900 - 2000, LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Los Angeles, CA

1999 
BroadCast, Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Eagle Rock, CA
Radical Past: Contemporary Art & Music in Pasadena, 1960 - 1974, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
To See Again, Collaboration with Anna Pomaska, 18th Street Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA

1998 
Out of Actions: Between Performance & the Object, 1947 - 1979, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA; MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. (Tours MACBA, Barcelona, Spain and Tokyo, Japan)
Art & Nature, Rico Gallery Inc., Santa Monica, CA

1997 
Better With Age, Highways Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Dreams of Life and Death, The Living Room, Santa Monica, CA

1996 
The Art Embodied, MAC Galleries Contemporaines des Musees de Marseille, Marseille, France    
Photo Odyssey, Margaret Crow Gallery, Pasadena, CA  
The Woman's Eye, Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, CA  

1995 
Endurance, Exit Art , New York City, NY

1994 
Who Are We? Where Do We Come From? Where Are We Going? (with Hirokazu Kosaka; includes collaborations with S. Pinkel, J. Williamson, G. Cowan, S. Stuart, U. Birkoff), The New Gallery, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

1993 
Go Down Stairs Diagonally, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Amazing Decade Revisited, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

1990 
Modern Buddhist Art II, Hofheim, West Germany   
Visiting Faculty Show, Hopkins Gallery, Ohio State University, OH
Nomadic, Sullivant Hall, Ohio State University, OH

1989 
A Delicate Balance: Technics, Culture & Consequences, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Making Their Mark: Women Artists move into the Mainstream, 1970 - 1985, Cincinnatti Art Museum, OH (traveling to New Orleans Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, and rc drone the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts)

1988 
Art At Pomona, 1887-1987, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
The Goddess: Life, Death and Transformation, SPARC (Social Public Art Resource Center), Los Angeles, CA

1987 
A Southern California Collection, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
California Book Works: The Last Five Years, Otis College, Los Angeles, CA; Parsons, New York, NY
Pacific Oaks School Benefit Exhibit and Auction, Pacific Oaks Art Museum, Pasadena, CA

1983
LACE Open Studio Tour
End of the Rainbow, SPARC (Social Public Art Resource Center), Los Angeles, CA

1982
Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

1981
Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1980 
A Decade of Women's Performance, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Dirty Pictures, Exile, Los Angeles, CA
The Art of The Woman's Building, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Art of The Woman's Building, The Woman's Building, Los Angeles, CA

1979 - 1981 
Electroworks, George Eastman House and Xerox Corporation, Rochester, NY

1978 
100+: Current Directions in Contemporary Art, LAICA (Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art), Los Angeles, CA
Only Women Bleed, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, CA

1977 
Visions, Dreams, Illusions, University of California, Davis, CA
The Artist's Book, University of California, San Diego, CA
Bookworks, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Art Stories, Libra Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA 

1976 
The Great Egg Sale, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

1975 
The Irvine Milieu, La Jolla Museum, San Diego, CA
UCI: The First Decade, University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA
Pasadena in L.A., California State University, Los Angeles, CA

1974
The Floating Wall Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Art and Technology, California Institute of Technology, CA

1973
Newspace Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
Conceptual Art Show, Libra Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
Museum of Drawers, Berne, Switzerland

1972 
Small Image Show, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Books from Southern California, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
The Last Plastics Show, California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clarita, CA
21 Artists, Visible-Invisible, LBMA (Long Beach Museum of Art), Long Beach, CA
New Art from Orange County, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Survivors '72, Henry Gallery, University Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Graduate Exhibition, University of California, Irvine, CA

1971 
How the West was Won, Fresno State College, Fresno, CA

1970
Drawing and Performance, USC E.A.T. SHOW, University of California, Irvine, CA
Small Image Show, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Scratch, Pacific Oaks School Benefit, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
Inaugural Exhibition, F-Space Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

1969 
Easter Event, Brookside Park, Pasadena, CA

1965 
People Who Should Be Seen, LACMA Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Solo Performances

2014
"Wresting" Step and Repeat, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2009         
“Hold Your Mud, L.A.”,Highways, Santa Monica, CA.                  

2006         
“A  Meditation on Time”, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio  

“A  Meditation on Time”, UCSD Memorial for Allan Kaprow       

2005         
“A  Meditation on Time”, Ohio University, Athens, OH                 

“A  Meditation on Time”, Pomona College Museum of Art           

2003         
“Making Book” residency & performance, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA      

2001         
“Kaleidoscope” with 7 older women artists,  UCLA Hammer Museum. WCA: BOLD, YOUNG &OLD: WOMEN IN THE ARTS

Symposium               

“Am I Blue?”, Crazy Space, Santa Monica 

“The Runaway”, Side Street LIVE, L.A.       

1999         
"The Witness", The Armory, Pasadena RADICAL PAST: CONTEMPORARY ART & MUSIC IN PASADENA 1960-74.

1998         
Fais Do-do, L.A "Into the Red" Dinner event for Beyond the Pink Festival artists/ MOCA show

1996         
"Tales of the Odyssey" with Anna Pomaska, Margaret Crow Gallery, Pasadena, CA
                 

1993         
"Odysseus Blind Date" with Biosphere2 & ECI, Gronland Grenhus, Oslo, Norway       

"21st Century Odyssey World Report", 911 Video art space                                            
Women's Caucus For Art Convention, Seattle            

"Valentine's to Biosphere2 & ECI" , San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (Work shop)           

1992         
"World Report from the 21st Century Odyssey", Electronic Cafe International (ECI)    

"This Is My Calling,” Bluff- Above Sydney and Resource Center, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

ECI "Fundraising Superbowl"    
 

1991         
"Love and Other Pressing Issues", Ocean Park Beach and Electronic Cafe Int.             

1990         
"Improper Meditations" with Roy Walford, Highways, Santa Monica, CA.                     
"Communications Practicum 101", Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. 

"Big Bang", Wexner Center for  Visual Arts, OSU.      

1989         
"Parallel Journeys I & II", Biosphere 2, Oracle, AZ.     

"Ground Zero", SPARC, Venice, CA.         

1988         
"Pageant of the Holy Squash:  Creche", Fashion Moda, Bronx, NY.              

"Pageant of the Holy Squash:  Ceremony", Streets of the Bronx and Harlem, NY.
                 

1986         
"The Cauldron", BTS Garden, Venice, CA 

"The Cauldron", University of Victoria, British Columbia.            

"Sheer Cliffs and Natural Bridges", University of Wisconsin, Madison.        

"Sheer Cliffs and Natural Bridges", School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Randolph Street Gallery.

1985         
"Transmission" (performance for video) w/Liz Rymland,  Lhasa Club, Los Angeles.    

"Rainbow Bleed", UCLA Student Committee for the Arts series, ACTIVE MODERN WOMEN IN THE ARTS

"Winter Solstice Ritual", Zuma Beach, CA.                 

1984         
“Tree” installation, Capp St. Project, San Francisco.  

"Council" (a community ceremony)

"Template" (three-week ceremonial retreat)

1983         
"Shatterhouse", Space Available, Denver.  

"Food", Center for Idea Art, Denver.           

"Conjuring the Crone", Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara.              

"So What's That About", Metropolis, Los Angeles.      

"One Mind", Dorland Mountain Colony, Temecula, CA.               

1982         
"1,000 Small Fires", Berlin, West Germany.               

"Quintessential Mu" , The House, Santa Monica.        

"Mother/Me", Malibu, CA.          

1981         
"Birthdaze"m Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.  Including Victor Henderson, Allan Kaprow, Paul McCarthy, Kim Jones              

“Winter Solstice Ritual for Susanna Dakin”, private Malibu residence          

"Luck be a Lady", Espace DBD, Los Angeles.              

"The Perpetual Napkin", University of Chicago Renaissance Society & Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago            

“Visual Fundamentals”, UCLA/ Performance class    
                 

1979         
"Watching Her Go", Rosebud Hall, Pasadena. (memorial for Margaret Turner)

1978         
"It's Either Him or Me”, Artist's Studio, with Allan Kaprow, Dick Kilgroe, and Ed Miller.                

"A Negotiation", Chapman College.                              

"Nada, Nada, Nada", Franklin Furnace, New York, NY.               

1977         
"The Round Table", UCSD conference, THE USE OF THEATER IN ART AND EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC.                  
"Ordinary Life, Part II", 80 Langton Street, San Francisco.            

"Ordinary Life, Part I", LAICA, Los Angeles, CA          

1976         
“The Absent Lover”, Cal State Dominguez Hills          

"Personal Attraction", Judaeca, Venice, Italy.               

"The Cloistered Study", Johnston College. 

"Hey Big Brother, One at a Time", Johnston College. 

"I Am Not Lost but Hidden", Johnston College.            

"A Week in the Life of . . ." a performance auction. Pasadena Artists' Concern Gallery.                                    

"Scan I", Grandview I & II Galleries, The Woman's Building, Los Angeles   

1974         
"Full Jar Empty Jar", UCSD, San Diego, CA              

"I Am the Medium", Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles.     

"Cross Fire", ARTISTS & ADVOCATES BALL, Los Angeles.                       

"Intimations of Immortality", Grandview I & II Galleries, The Woman's Building, Los Angeles.      

1973         
"The Longest Day of Night", Artist's Studio.                 

"Pure Food", Costa Mesa, CA.  

"Sometimes You Don't Have to Do Anything", Loguidice Gallery, New York, NY.         

"Suspension", California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA          

1972         
"Trajectory", Laguna Beach, CA.                 

"Morning Watch" (for Moira Roth), Newport Beach, CA.             

"Guerrilla Capers" Selected sites, Los Angeles, CA.  

"The Fisherman IS the Fish" (catalog), F-Space Gallery, Santa Ana, sponsored by the Newport Harbor Art Museum.  

"Nude Frieze", F-Space Gallery, Santa Ana, CA         

1971         
"Light Watch"/ “Field Piece” w/ talk by Dr. H. Arp, camera, F-Space Gallery and Newport Beach marshland.                

"Celebration of the Holy Squash" (with installation), UCI             
"White Meal for Wesley Duke Lee", Newport Beach, CA.                              

"Freeway Map", U.S. Mail.        

"Assignments", Jack Glenn Gallery, Corona Del Mar, CA.          

1969         
"Fire Rings" (part I of a triptych), Newport Beach, CA.
"Mass Meal" (part II of a triptych), Artist's Studio.       

"Plots" (part III of a triptych), Selected sites, CA.                                             
"The Masked God", The Walrus, Venice, CA.

"Ritual Meal", Home of Stanley and Elyse Grinstein, Los Angeles.                


Select Collections


Los Angeles Country Museum of Art
Armand Hammer Museum of Art, UCLA
J. Paul Getty Museum
California Institude of the Arts
Otis College of Art & Design
Pomona College Museum of Art
Frac des pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Archives of the Venice Biennale
Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum

Jan 1 2017pdflink

Artforum review: Barbara T. Smith

Artforum 

January 2017

by Suzanne Hudson

Nov 26 2016pdflink

15 New Dealers to Watch at Art Basel at Miami Beach

Artsy Editorial

by Demie Kim

Oct 22 2016pdflink

Feminist artist Barbara T. Smith explores Language and Human Nature at The Box

Art and Cake

Baha H. Danesh

Oct 14 2016pdflink

Artforum Critics' Picks: Words, Sentences & Signs

Artforum

Critics' Picks, Los Angeles

by Andy Campbell

Sep 28 2016link

Barbara T. Smith 'Words, Sentences & Signs' on ArtAddict

Sep 13 2016link

ArtRx LA - Barbara T. Smith 'Words, Sentences & Signs'

Hyperallergic
by Matt Stromberg

May 26 2016pdflink

Art Versus Archive

The Getty Iris

by Pietro Rigolo

May 26, 2016

link here

Oct 14 2015pdflink

The Roots of Radical Art at UCI

KCET

by Liz Goldner

Nov 1 2015pdflink

UC Irvine exhibit captures a significant, homegrown period in art history

Los Angeles Times

by Richard Chang

May 30 2015pdflink

Barbara T. Smith | W Magazine

Published in W Magazine

By Linda Yablonsky

Oct 23 2014pdf

Fair Grounds: This month, the SoCal names on the art world's lips have one thing in common: They'll all be at Frieze London

C Magazine

by Melissa Goldstein

Oct 22 2014pdflink

Frieze London Final Recap

Artlyst

 

Oct 20 2014link

Highlights from Frieze London, Where New and Old Commingle

New York Times

by Kevin McGarry

Dec 12 2013pdf

Barbara T. Smith's Feed Me was featured in

By Susannah Worth.

Saatchi Gallery Magazine #24, published Winter 2013. 

Mar 19 2013pdflink

Barbara T. Smith: Cheek To Glass, Electric Impressions of the Material Body

By Danielle McCullough
Art:21 Blog; Looking at Los Angeles 
19 March 2013

Mar 7 2013pdflink

Mother of Invention

By Cindy Rehm
ssweatingblood.blogspot.com
7 March 2013

Mar 1 2013pdflink

Review: Barbara T. Smith's photocopies reveal artist in transition

By Sharon Mizota
The Los Angeles Times
1 March 2013

Feb 26 2013link

Must See: XEROX: 1965-1966 Barbara T. Smith at The Box

"XEROX: Barbara T. Smith 1965 - 1966" at The Box is currently featured on artforum.com's "Must-See Shows" list, a selection of essential exhibitions worldwide.

For more information, please visit artofrum's guide here

Feb 19 2013pdflink

XEROX: 1965-1966 Barbara T. Smith at The Box

By Marilyn Nix
Cartwheelart.com
19 February 2013

Feb 16 2013pdf

Xerox Prints 1964-1965: The History of the Books

By Barbara T. Smith
1964 - 1965

 

Mar 1 2012link

Barbara T. Smith, A Southern California Collection or (Rope Book)

Barbara T. Smith

A Southern California Collection or (Rope Book), 1971


Video reference of printed catalogue of Barbara T. Smith’s performative documentation of a road trip. Exhibited as part of Print Imprint, a two-part exhibition held in partnership with Cirrus Gallery for Pacific Standard Time.


Video courtesy of Actual Size Los Angeles.

 

 

Sep 22 2011link

Barbara T. Smith: How Divorce Causes Performance Art

By Barbara T Smith
LA Weekly
22 September 2011

Mar 3 2010pdflink

BARBARA T. SMITH

By Sonia Campagnola
Flash Art
Issue 271, March - April 2010
Jan 16 2010link

Barbara T. Smith dialogue, The Box, January 16, 2010

By Ulysses Ronquillo
Anotherrighteoustransfer.wordpress.com
19 January 2010

Dec 16 2009link

Barbara T. Smith: “Old Shoes: Performance Relics 1968-1975” at The Box

By Christopher Miles
LA Weekly
16 December 2009

Nov 21 2009pdf

Old Shoes: Performance Relics 1968-1975 Performance Descriptions

By Barbara T. Smith
Exhibition Documents: Performance Descriptions
21 November 2009

Feb 29 2008pdflink

BARBARA T. SMITH at Maccarone

By Roberta Smith
The New York Times
29 February 2008

Apr 21 2017

Barbara T. Smith in '56 Artillery Lane'

56 Artillery Lane

April 21 - June 11, 2017

at Raven Row, London, UK

Oct 14 2016

Extended Hours this weekend

The Box will have extended hours this weekend:


Friday, Oct. 14: noon - 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 15: noon - 7pm
Sunday, Oct. 16: noon - 5pm

Dec 1 2016

Art Basel Miami Beach

The Box is thrilled to be showing Barbara T. Smith at Art Basel Miami Beach, December 1-4.

Stop by The Box's booth at S12. 

Sep 22 2016

Barbara T. Smith leading exhibition walkthrough of 'Words, Sentences & Signs'

Barbara T. Smith will lead a walkthrough of her current exhibition Words, Sentences & Signs Saturday, September 24 at 4pm. 

Mar 17 2016

Barbara T. Smith at Hammer Museum

Barbara T. Smith's Black Glass Painting Photograph (1965) is featured in the Hammer Museum's current exhibition Still Life with Fish: Photography from the Collection, on view February 13 - May 15, 2016.

 

Oct 3 2015

Barbara T. Smith in group show 'A Performative Trigger: Radicals of Irvine'

Curated by Juli Carson and Marilyn Nix

October 3 - December 12, 2015
University Art Gallery (UAG) at UC Irvine
Opening Reception: Sat. October 3, 2-5pm

 

More information here: http://www.arts.uci.edu/event/performative-trigger-radicals-irvine

Oct 10 2015

Barbara T. Smith in 'Mommy' at Yale Union

MOMMY

A group show that considers the mother, with work by Lutz Bacher, Susan Cianciolo, Sonya Hamilton, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eliot Porter, Aura Rosenberg, Diane Simpson, Barbara T. Smith, Frances Stark, and Rosemarie Trockel. It will also include new site-specific works by Cathy Wilkes and Anicka Yi, and a performance by Karin Schneider.

October 10–December 20, 2015
Thursday–Sunday, 3–6pm

OPENING
Saturday, October 10, 4–6pm

Apr 7 2015

Barbara T. Smith in 'In Search of an Exit (or Eight Characters in a Parlor)'

USC Roski School of Art and Design and the MA in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program present In Search of an Exit (or Eight Characters in a Parlor), a group exhibition of time-based artworks about the human condition at the Heritage Square Museum.

In Search of an Exit (or Eight Characters in a Parlor)
Exhibition dates: April 10 – May 3, 2015
Opening reception: Tuesday April 7, 6-9pm

Mar 26 2015

Barbara T. Smith in 'Columbidae' opening at Cell Project Space

Barbara T. Smith is included in the group show 'Columbidae' curated by Laura McLean-Ferris at Cell Project Space in London. 

The exhibition runs March 26 - May 17, 2015. Other artists include Essex Olivares, Melanie Matranga, and Dena Yago. 

 

Find more informaiton HERE

Oct 14 2014

The Box, LA awarded Frieze London Stand Prize Winner 2014

The Box is honored to be Frieze London's Stand Prize Winner 2014, showing Barbara T. Smith's xerox work from 1965-1966. 

Sep 27 2014

Barbara T. Smith performing at MOCA

Barbara T. Smith will perform "Wrestling" this Saturday, September 27 at 6pm as part of MOCA's performance series Step and Repeat. Smith will "wrestle" anyone that comes into her room during the performance, one at a time. Preference to participants 60 and older. Don't miss this incredible opportunity!

Jul 2 2014

'A Machinery for Living' featuring Barbara T. Smith opens tonight

See Barbara T. Smith in the stunning group exhibition A Machinery for Living, which opens tonight at Petzel Gallery in New York. The show is organized by Walead Beshty and runs July 2 - August 8, 2014. 
 

Find more information, view images and read the full press release HERE

May 9 2014

Barbara T. Smith

 

 

More information can be found HERE

Jan 15 2014

Barbara T. Smith participating in 'Looking Back: The 8th White Columns Annual'

Barbara T. Smith is a participating artist in 'Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual' running January 16 - February 22, 2014. 

Work is selected by Pati Hertling and includes a full program of performances and events that will take place during the run of the exhibition. For more information on dates and times of these performances, please visit www.whitecolumns.org.

 

Dec 13 2013

Barbara T. Smith in show at Essex Street in New York

If you are in New York from now until December 22, 2013, do not miss Barbara T. Smith's work at Essex Street gallery, alongside work from John Armleder and Jessica Warboys. 

 

114 Eldridge Street, New York, New York 10012

 

Find more information on the Essex Street website: here

Dec 12 2013

Barbara T. Smith featured in Saatchi Gallery Magazine

Barbara T. Smith's Feed Me was featured in a piece for Saatchi Gallery Magazine, entitled "Recipes for Reform" written by Susannah Worth. A great read about the use of food in art "interrupts and intervenes in fundamental aspects of life and society," later becoming a crucial invitation to critical discussion men and women's models of behavior. 

 

Published in issue 24 of Saatchi Gallery's Art & Music Magazine, Winter 2013. PDF available here

Sep 14 2013

Barbara T. Smith: Performance Audio 1969-1988 Record Launch at Ooga Booga #2

RECORD LAUNCH
Thursday, September 12th from 7-9 PM

Barbara T. Smith: Performance Audio 1969-1988 

Where: Ooga Booga #2, 356 S. Mission Road, LA, CA 90033

Small World is proud to announce the release of Performance Audio 1969-1988 by artist Barbara T. Smith.  Please join usThursday, September 12th from 7-9 PM at Ooga Booga #2 for a listening.   In addition, we will be screening the film Starbiker, 1971 by Mallary Slate, starring Dick Kilgroe and Barbara T. Smith at 7:30 sharp!

For More information please visit:
Performance Audio: http://www.smallworldmfg.info/projects/performance-audio/  (Performance Audio)
Small World MFG: http://www.smallworldmfg.info/
http://www.356mission.com/

Apr 8 2013

Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405 opens April 13 at OTIS

Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405, an exhibition at Otis College of Art and Design’s Ben Maltz Gallery, begins an extensive survey of the neighborhoods and networks of Los Angeles artists. Opening Saturday, April 13, the exhibition features the work of 33 contemporary artists, including the piece Hot Peppers by Barbara T. Smith. 

The impetus for this curatorial endeavor was and continues to be an effort to survey, one studio at a time, the neighborhoods and networks of artists working in Los Angeles. Featuring the work of 33 contemporary artists, including Hot Peppers by Barbara T. Smith.

For further information, please go here

Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405
13 April to 1 June, 2013
Opening Reception: April 13, 4pm-6pm

Ben Maltz Gallery
9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Hours: Tue-Fri 10-5 / Thu 10-9 / Sat-Sun 12-4
www.otis.edu/benmaltzgallery

Feb 22 2013

Extension of XEROX: Barbara T Smith through March 30th

The Box is pleased to announce we are extending XEROX: Barbara T Smith 1965-66 through March 30, 2013. We invite you to come see Barbara's Xerox books, collectively on view for the first time in over forty years, in the shows' last week at The Box, LA. 

Mar 19 2013

Barbara T. Smith's Xerox Poetry set

Courtesy of Danielle McCullough for Art: 21 Blog, copies of Barbara T. Smith's poetry-Xerox works are available to download. All works remain copyright of Barbara T. Smith, and are intended for research purposes only.

Download Barbara T Smith: Xerox Poetry set here

Danielle's review of Barabara's exhibition, 'Looking at Los Angeles | Barbara T. Smith: Cheek To Glass, Electric Impressions of the Material Body' can be accessed here

Mar 1 2013

Review: Barbara T. Smith's photocopies reveal artist in transition

A thoughtful review of XEROX: Barbara T. Smith 1965-66 by Sharon Mizota for The Los Angeles Times.

Read the online version here.

Feb 26 2013

Must See:

"XEROX: Barbara T. Smith 1965 - 1966" at The Box is currently featured on artforum.com's "Must-See Shows" list, artforum editors' selection of essential exhibitions worldwide.

Dec 8 2012

Barbara T Smith interview for Bomb Magazine

ART I WILL BE WHO
By Mary Jones 
Published in Bomb Magazine, 7 December 2012
 
 
Barbara T. Smith takes us on a journey through her life—from 1950s housewife to 1970s radical feminist, and on to her current work at age 81 in this fantastic interview with artist Mary Jones.
 
Read the interview here
Jun 1 2012

Artists X Architects

Artists   X   Architects 
curated by Tibby Rothman
Opening Reception Tuesday June 5, 6-8 pm
 
Joe's Restaurant
1023 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice 90291
                          
Barbara T. Smith   X   John Frane/Hadrian Predock     
Larry Bell   X   Lorcan O’Herlihy                     
Billy Al Bengston   X   Neil M. Denari                       
Casper Brindle   X   Andreas Froech                       
Huguette Caland   X   Mark Mack                             
Laddie John Dill   X   Kulapat Yantrasast                   
Ned Evans   X   David Hertz                          
Alexis Smith   X   Lawrence Scarpa                              
Laurie Steelink   X   Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir / Tyggvi Thorsteinsson                
De Wain Valentine   X   Patrick Tighe                        
Jennifer Wolf   X   Dwayne Oyler/Jenny Wu                
 
The affinity between the disciplines of art and architecture dates back through millennia. In Artists X Architects, writer Tibby Rothman pairs eleven artists and architects, both emerging and established, as a way to create a unique visual dialogue between the two.
 
The exhibition is sponsored by The Architect’s Newspaper, Joe’s, and V-SCAPE.
 
For further information, please go here