Art & Politics

first published inJuxtapoz, March 22, 2023

Tamsin Spencer Smith, Journey, oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches, 2023.

Object Lessons: A Review of Tamsin Spencer Smith

@ Upper Market Gallery, San Francisco

Upper Market Gallery, San Francisco // March 24, 2023 – March 26, 2023

Tamsin Spencer Smith exhibits over 20 paintings, all from 2023, in a pop-up show at Upper Market Gallery this coming weekend, Friday, March 24th to Sunday the 26th. Two primary styles comprise the work, one utilizes a loose painting method that purposely obliterates literal reading of the composition, yet which retains shapes and forms to advance verisimilitude; and, another that presents seemingly naive, figurative paintings, many made in entirely flat rendering of interior scenes. At the opening, Smith will augment the visual presentation with an offering of her poetry, in a limited edition of 50 hand-bound chapbooks, each with an original painting on the…

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