January 12 – February 9, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday January 12, 7-9 pm
Hamiltonian Gallery is proud to present Here Nor There, a new body of work by artist Joshua Wade Smith. Here Nor There will run from January 12 through February 9, 2013 with an opening reception on Saturday, January 12 from 7- 9 pm. Please join us for an artist’s talk on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
Artist Joshua Wade Smith continues his exploration of movement and vision as sites of study through a three-part expedition beginning in Baltimore, Maryland and concluding at Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, DC. Documented in photographs, video and sculpture, Here Nor There invites viewers to confront perceptual and physical limitations while considering how repetition, the mundane and travel can be used as tools for self-exploration.
Joshua Wade Smith began Here Nor There with a two-day long urban trek in which he walked along the train tracks from his home in Baltimore to DC. On the second leg of the trip, Smith recorded his walk through Washington, DC from the train tracks near New York Avenue to the doors of Hamiltonian Gallery. The project concludes on opening night with an in-gallery performance. Smith will send runners sprinting down a 40 foot-long racetrack toward a mirrored wall, thereby forcing his performers to undergo the same physical and perceptual challenges he experienced on his solo journey.
Joshua Wade Smith received a BFA from Texas State University in 2006 an MFA from the Mt. Royal School at MICA in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions include Cataracts at Gallery Four in Baltimore, Liste 2011 at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, and Spring Solos at Arlington Arts Center. Smith was a Finalist for the 2012 Trawick awards. Here Nor There is Smith’s last solo exhibition as a Hamiltonian fellow.