ABOUT THE GALLERY
Ki Smith Gallery operates beyond the realm of standard industry practice. The young artists we represent are a small, carefully-selected group, all of whom have distinct methods of expression and thought.
What interests us most about our artists is their constant creation of new artistic forms: they do not simply paint or sculpt or photograph. They find unexplored ways to communicate their ideas: recycled papermaking, pouring polyurethane, using shadow to reveal color, making the functional object nonfunctional, or mining the world’s river of unwanted garments. Their moments of inspiration mark the beginning of our work at the Gallery. We immerse ourselves in each exhibition from conception to execution, using the gallery space to fully manifest the artist’s visual language. The Gallery aims to move away from recent practices that foundationalize the viewer in screen-only interactions with art, stressing the importance of experiencing art with all of the senses reality provides.
Ki Smith Gallery prioritizes the organic growth of our artists without market-driven manipulation by working closely with our collectors to help them create collections with object-centered histories. They not only understand the intentions of the artist, but also consider their own personal and emotional connections to the work.
We take the larger trends and conversations of other galleries and auction houses into consideration, but our group of peers—our artists, patrons, friends, and scholars—are compelled by an unquantifiably deep love of and respect for art. We want to find new, imaginative means of communicating it and sharing it.