Artist Talk: Fawn Krieger and David B. Smith

February 1, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Curator Wendy Vogel leads a conversation with multimedia artists Fawn Krieger and David B. Smith, whose practices involve layering, colliding, and collapsing physical materials and visual forms to reimagine ceramics and textiles. The artists will discuss their exploration of themes such as attachment, association, relation, embodiment, and perception. Their work raises questions about how our society views creative labor, and generates new ideas for organizing and understanding the world.

This event is presented in connection with Fawn Krieger and David B. Smith: Home Bodies.

Fawn Krieger’s work has been exhibited at The Kitchen, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, among other places, and has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, and Art in America. She is a 2019 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award Fellow. She earned her B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design and her M.F.A. from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. 

David B. Smith makes fabric-based photo-sculpture, installation, and sound performance to explore fantasy, loss, commodity, and connection in American culture. He has been awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship in Craft/Sculpture and numerous artist residencies. His work has appeared in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1 and International Center of Photography, and in solo shows at SUNY Cortland, Millersville University, Geary Contemporary, and Halsey McKay Gallery.

Wendy Vogel is a writer, art critic, and occasional independent curator based in New York City. Her work examines topics such as structural biases in contemporary art, body autonomy, and notions of wellness. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Art in America, The Art Newspaper, Bookforum, e-flux criticism, Flash Art International, The Guardian, MOUSSE, Pioneer Works’s BROADCAST, and T magazine, among other publications. She is a part-time faculty member in the photography department at Parsons School of Design.


Watch a recording of the event here.