President of the Leon Polk Smith Foundation Patterson Sims and independent curator and art historian Dana Miller join in conversation at Gray Warehouse to reflect on preeminent hard-edge abstract painter Leon Polk Smith. Sims and Miller examine Smith's multilayered approach to painting through his Constellation and Correspondence series. Discussing the ways in which Smith’s brightly colored, multi-panel compositions push the boundaries of the canvas, the two scholars consider how queer theory and the artist's rural upbringing might add new and timely layers of interpretation.
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