530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Ian Kingsford-Smith
Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art From Australia and New Zealand
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • The Explorers   The Explorers
    Acrylic on Wood Panel
    27.5" x 37.5"
    Ian Kingsford-Smith

  • The Kelly Saga   The Kelly Saga
    Acrylic on Wood Panel
    27.5" x 37.5"
    Ian Kingsford-Smith

  • Dreams in Other Peoples Lives   Dreams in Other Peoples Lives
    Acrylic on Wood Panel
    33" x 26"
    Ian Kingsford-Smith

  • On The Edge of a Dark Pool   On The Edge of a Dark Pool
    Acrylic on Wood Panel
    33" x 26"
    Ian Kingsford-Smith


Ian Kingsford-Smith

IAN KINGSFORD-SMITH

Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art From Australia and New Zealand
May 19 - June 9, 2015
Reception: Thursday May 21, 2015 6-8 PM

Ian Kingsford-Smith sees himself as a visual storyteller. “In my art practice,” he says, “history, personal history, memory, family records, ambitions, fantasy, dreams, mythology and spirituality” all combine to create enigmatic narratives. They are detailed but do not tell one explicit story, rather they tap into the viewer’s imagination and evoke a multitude of possible storylines. Each of Kingsford-Smith’s images evokes a larger story and meaning through his ability to play subtly with color, line and scale. In his black-and-white etchings, a finely developed sense of line gives each work a precise balance, although the situations being illustrated can assume an almost magical, hallucinatory character. In his paintings, intense reds, greens, blues and oranges add a level of energy.

Working in a variety of media, from etchings, to acrylics and oils on wood, to linocuts, Ian Kingsford-Smith says that employing such a range of materials gives him the opportunity to realize his vision and bring it vividly to life for the viewer.

     



Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984