Alim Smith: Icons & Legends for the Culture

Examples of Alim Smith's paintings of African Americans

Alim Smith: Icons & Legends for the Culture

August 6, 2018-September 7, 2018
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Gallery 102
801 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Alim Smith is a Delaware born interdisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited in American art galleries primarily on the east coast. His artistic process expands beyond a singular medium due to several years of applied studies in Visual Art, Communicative Arts as well as Photography. Smith’s creative exploration stems from experiences and events within his culture, applying a variety of ideas based on his knowledge of self and understanding of others. Smith says the presence of black culture in his work serves as a form of self-expression and education. It is the rhythm and life of his subjects, the dark humor embedded within each brushstroke, the rich cultural inspiration and the bold, often sensual nature of his work that distinguish his work.

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