Greg Smith’s Loop is an exploration of invention, risk, and repetition. This video takes the viewer through the artist’s process of sewing together multicolored textiles and constructing absurdist contraptions which he both hangs from an elevated highway and mounts to a car. Attempting to combine all of his artistic practices into one performance, Smith sews more material together while he drives through the streets of New York City, his windshield partially blocked by a rolling canvas banner shrouding the car. Staying true to the video’s title, the sequence is repeated, and the viewer is taken along for another ride.
Born in DeKalb, Illinois, in 1970, Greg Smith earned a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College after earning a Doctorate in Physics from Harvard University. He is the recipient of the 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. For the past decade, Smith has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout the country. He lives and works in New York.
This exhibition is organized by the McNay Art Museum.
The Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment and the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for for Exhibitions are generously funding this exhibition.
Image credit: Courtesy of the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, New York City.