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Nan Smith

Mercury Installation

 

Nan Smith is known for her contemplative installations and figure sculptures, which synthesize sculpture with digital photomontages. Her work has been exhibited at SOFA Chicago, The American Museum of Ceramic Art in California, The Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, The Appleton Museum of Art and in invitational exhibitions throughout the United States.

 

After a national search for a company to print the grand format floor piece for the Mercury installation, Nan selected Stella Color. Funded by grants from the University of Florida, the Mercury installation informs the public about environmental impacts to seafood and the need for conserving our oceans and seas. The installation was designed to reflect an imagined waterscape. Stella Color Project Manager Elden Goe worked with Nan to suggest fabrics. Proofs of the photo-montage were run using the dye sublimation printing process. Fitting this grand scale print for the 4’h x 12’w x 20’d platform Smith designed and built in Florida required careful coordination. As a result of excellent communication Stella Color’s team produced a flawless high res image that was center seamed and fit perfectly on the custom platform even though the cutting and measuring was done in Seattle. The results have been described by museum viewers as “stunning”.

 

You are invited to learn more about the Mercury installation at: mercuryartscience.com and can see Nan’s installations and sculptures at nansmith.com.

 

 

Photos (top to bottom):

Title: Mercury

Media: glazed and painted earthenware, glazed porcelain, photo-montages on fabric (dye sublimation and ink aqueous printed), wood, metal

Size: 120”h x 144”w x 240”d

Date: 2014

On display at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, September 16, 2014 – January 5, 2015

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