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~Lucien Smith – Fear Eats the Soil (Exhibition)

Serving the People and Melet DTLA, a new project space founded by Bob Melet are pleased to present, Fear Eats the Soil, an exhibition featuring new work by Lucien Smith. The exhibition will open February 12th and will run through February 17th 2020.

About the exhibition Smith writes: In 1841, American painter John Rand revolutionized painting through the conception of premixed pigments in tin tubes. This became an important tool for the early impressionists who shared an interest in traveling the countryside in need of an escape from the dominant traditional French painting standards of the early 19th century. This practice became known as plien air painting.

Developments such as this have aided painting throughout history. Today we too practice a form of escapism through our devices. These powerful tools have generated a debate on their resultant effects on society. As a painter I wonder what effect this technology would have had on the impressionists. I began examining the relationship we have with images. When we look at an image, contexts allows us to interpret value and ownership. With imagery becoming abundantly present in our day to day those classifications are becoming less identifiable. Navigating through digital media as a resource I began noticing a subconscious narrative beginning to form. Images allow our imaginations to disembark from the confines of our immediate surroundings, just like the Impressionists once would. The only difference being our journeys are through the gaze of others.

Through this disconnected gaze we are able to travel great distances without ever having to step foot into the outside world. Is this a convenience or a misfortune? Were the impressionist of the 19th century merely painting windows for us to view the world through? If this is the case are we not all painters? Capturing the world through our phones to then share those perspectives with one another? And if so, what purpose then does painting serve in an age where imagery and perspective are so easily disseminated. These questions have motivated me to challenge the notion of traditional painting, it’s purpose and it’s future. Installation View

No Sense of Absolute Corruption, 2019 - Serving the People
No Sense of Absolute Corruption, 2019
Lucien Smith
Inkjet on canvas
16.08h x 42w in
40.84h x 106.68w cm


Dirty Bicyclist, 2019 - Serving the People
Dirty Bicyclist, 2019
Lucien Smith
Inkjet on canvas
26.70h x 18w in
67.83h x 45.72w cm
Bill Gates Pie in Face, 2019 - Serving the People
Bill Gates Pie in Face, 2019
Lucien Smith
Inkjet on canvas
10.14h x 18w in
25.75h x 45.72w cm
Dentritic Crystal, 2019 - Serving the People
Dentritic Crystal, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
16.41h x 20w in
41.69h x 50.80w cm
Marijuana Chart, 2019 - Serving the People
Marijuana Chart, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
27.20h x 34w in
69.09h x 86.36w cm
"Molly", 2019 - Serving the People
“Molly”, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
10.56h x 28w in
26.83h x 71.12w cm
Montauk Aliens, 2019 - Serving the People
Montauk Aliens, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
6.67h x 12w in
16.94h x 30.48w cm
Rapunzel! Rapunzel!, 2019 - Serving the People
Rapunzel! Rapunzel!, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
18h x 13.50w in
45.72h x 34.29w cm
Mercedes M-Class (99 Problems), 2019 - Serving the People
Mercedes M-Class (99 Problems), 2019
Inkjet on canvas
23.74h x 32w in
60.29h x 81.28w cm
Little Red Riding Hood, 2019 - Serving the People
Little Red Riding Hood, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
4.21h x 3.75w in
10.69h x 9.53w cm
Human Remains, 2019 - Serving the People
Human Remains, 2019
Silkscreen and inkjet on canvas
82h x 61w x 3d in
731 Lexington Avenue (Charlie Rose), 2019 - Serving the People
731 Lexington Avenue (Charlie Rose), 2019
Inkjet on canvas
4.65h x 6.25w in
11.80h x 15.88w cm

Scrap Metal (Knob Creek), 2019 - Serving the People
Scrap Metal (Knob Creek), 2019
Inkjet on canvas
51.75 x 69 in
131.44 x 175.26 cm
Trump Healthcare, 2019 - Serving the People
Trump Healthcare, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
10.48h x 26w in
61h x 66.04w cm
Aphrodite, 2019 - Serving the People
Aphrodite, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
18.33h x 11w in
46.57h x 27.94w cm
Hunter Hollywood Cemetery (Smokers Lounge), 2019 - Serving the People
Hunter Hollywood Cemetery (Smokers Lounge), 2019
Inkjet on canvas
23.30h x 14w in
59.17h x 35.56w cm
Repukelicans, 2019 - Serving the People
Repukelicans, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
7.50h x 23.68w in
19.05h x 60.15w cm
Trump WWE, 2019 - Serving the People
Trump WWE, 2019
Silkscreen and inkjet on canvas
25 1/4h x 21 1/4w x 2 1/2d in
Tarantula, 2019 - Serving the People
Tarantula, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
6.29h x 6w in
15.97h x 15.24w cm
Breaking Bad, 2019 - Serving the People
Breaking Bad, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
10.56h x 28w in
26.83h x 71.12w cm
Flamingo Avenue (Hoop Dreams), 2019 - Serving the People
Flamingo Avenue (Hoop Dreams), 2019
Inkjet on canvas
26.12h x 16w in
66.34h x 40.64w cm
"A boat is just a hole in the ocean you throw money into.", 2019 - Serving the People
“A boat is just a hole in the ocean you throw money into.”, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
21.75h x 29w in
55.24h x 73.66w cm
Temple of Athena (Ruins), 2019 - Serving the People
Temple of Athena Ruins, 2019
Silkscreen and inkjet on canvas
70h x 56w x 3d in
$17,500.00
Sophie's Bar, 2019 - Serving the People
Sophie’s Bar, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
27.15h x 18w in
68.96h x 45.72w cm
Cy Twombly Online, 2019 - Serving the People
Cy Twombly Online, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
20.25h x 27w in
51.44h x 68.58w cm
Fitzcaraldo (Burden of Dreams), 2019 - Serving the People
Fitzcaraldo (Burden of Dreams), 2019
Silkscreen and inkjet on canvas
21 1/4h x 30 1/4w x 2 1/2d in
Breakfast at the Greasy Spoon, 2019 - Serving the People
Breakfast at the Greasy Spoon, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
13.30h x 20w in
33.78h x 50.80w cm
20 Warren St. (TriBeca Studio/Let the Good Times Roll), 2019 - Serving the People
20 Warren St. (TriBeca Studio/Let the Good Times Roll), 2019
Inkjet on canvas
19.86h x 43w in
44h x 109.22w cm
Stretching (Plank Position), 2019 - Serving the People
Stretching (Plank Position), 2019
Inkjet on canvas
30.67h x 17.25w in
77.89h x 43.81w cm

Italian Stallion, 2019 - Serving the People
Italian Stallion, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
14.77h x 8.50w in
37.52h x 21.59w cm
Lluvia de Peces, 2020 - Serving the People
Lluvia de Peces, 2020
Acrylic paint and inkjet print on canvas
79 1/2h x 57w x 1 1/2d in
Tornado Aftermath, 2019 - Serving the People
Tornado Aftermath, 2019
Silkscreen and inkjet on canvas
21 1/4h x 30 1/4w x 2 1/2d in
"For the Avoidance of Doubt", 2019 - Serving the People
“For the Avoidance of Doubt”, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
51.75 x 69 in
131.44 x 175.26 cm
Scratchitti (Sam's Restaurant East Hampton), 2019 - Serving the People
Scratchitti (Sam’s Restaurant East Hampton), 2019
Inkjet on canvas
21.33h x 12w in
54.19h x 30.48w cm
Fire Drill, 2019 - Serving the People
Fire Drill, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
30.74h x 38w in
78.07h x 96.52w cm
Toasted Croutons with Beetroot Salad, 2019 - Serving the People
Toasted Croutons with Beetroot Salad, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
6.29h x 6w in
15.97h x 15.24w cm
Paint Chips (More Money More Problems), 2019 - Serving the People
Paint Chips (More Money More Problems), 2019
Inkjet on canvas
33.33h x 25w in
84.67h x 63.50w cm
Shroomies, Boomers, Boomtown..., 2019 - Serving the People
Shroomies, Boomers, Boomtown…, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
18.28h x 10w in
46.42h x 25.40w cm
Chèvre, 2019 - Serving the People
Chèvre, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
26.92h x 30w in
68.38h x 76.20w cm
What happens when an unstoppable object collides with an immovable object?, 2019 - Serving the People
What happens when an unstoppable object collides with an immovable object?, 2019
Silkscreen and inkjet on canvas
4.65h x 6.25w in
11.80h x 15.88w cm
Wounded Knee, 2019 - Serving the People
Wounded Knee, 2019
Silkscreen and inkjet on canvas
22.33h x 28w in
56.72h x 71.12w cm
Pothole Fishing, 2019 - Serving the People
Pothole Fishing, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
29.72h x 36w in
75.50h x 91.44w cm

Atlanta Fractals, 2019 - Serving the People
Atlanta Fractals, 2019
Silkscreen and inkjet on canvas
60.04h x 39w in
152.50h x 99.06w cm

Iwata Spray Guns (Cleaning for Flood Paintings), 2019 - Serving the People
Iwata Spray Guns (Cleaning for Flood Paintings), 2019
Inkjet on canvas
23.74h x 28w in
60.31h x 71.12w cm
Chocolate Meringue, 2019 - Serving the People
Chocolate Meringue, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
6.75h x 9w in
17.14h x 22.86w cm
Jacquelyn, Bill, Henry, 2019 - Serving the People
Jacquelyn, Bill, Henry, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
11h x 19.56w in
27.94h x 49.67w cm
Kate Moss Tattoo by Lucian Freud, 2019 - Serving the People
Kate Moss Tattoo by Lucian Freud, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
7.50h x 13w in
19.05h x 33.02w cm
Tiny Painting, 2019 - Serving the People
Tiny Painting, 2019
Silkscreen and inkjet on canvas
3 1/4h x 5 3/4w in
Dead Trees, 2019 - Serving the People
Dead Trees, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
21.48h x 33w in
54.57h x 83.82w cm
America's Response, 2019 - Serving the People
America’s Response, 2019
Inkjet on canvas
19.90h x 24w in
50.55h x 60.96w cm

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