Saturday, 18 April 2009

Rose Smith

Title: Item AC023: Handkerchief Vanisher, Demon Magic Catalogue

Rose Smith believes in the magic of everyday things, including paper cups and handkerchiefs. She likes discovering cast-offs and things she finds on the pavements, including pennies. Subverting objects' functions she makes coins that don't last, inhalers into periscopes, and ice cream makers into motorised kaleidoscopes. She likes light, red, plastic, sunglasses, drawing, 70’s technology, post-war make-do and mend, Midlands scrap yards and doing slightly bad things. Recent work includes a multiple commissioned by Liverpool Artists Book Fair 2008. She will be exhibiting in Paul Sakoilsky’s forthcoming Hastings show ‘May Day: The Dark Times’.