Book of the Day: Alexis Smith by Richard Armstrong (1992)

One of the great advantages to having access to published books is that they allow us an opportunity to revisit an artist’s work, in context to the body of work they’ve produced over time. Images are often seen now out of context, here or there, online. While that helps us quickly identify and catch a glimpse, it can be limited in scope.

One such revisit is Alexis Smith - a thickly bound show catalog from the Whitney Museum of Art 1992. A prolific collection pours through this book, ranging from small scale pieces to 6000 sq ft mural-like installations.

She’s not referred to that much these days. I strongly recommend sitting with her work, all be it with this book or dare I suggest online…