I know I’m not alone when I say that I think Allison V. Smith kicks ass. I have been a huge admirer of her work since I caught her acclaimed Marfa Lights exhibition as a first year photography student a few years back. A profile shot of an abandoned drive in movie sign caught my attention in particular – it was such a simple image yet it spoke volumes.
Fans of the iconic Texan photographer will agree that she has a magical way of capturing images as humble as a water fountain in a Texas classroom and gives them a sense of magnificence the way only a true photographer can. I take that back…the way only Allison can.
For her first solo show in 2 years, Smith takes us out of the Lone Star State – way out. Running through November 27th at the Barry Whistler Gallery, her installation is made up of 18 new photographs from the past three years in Maine (she has spent just about every summer of her life in Rockport), all shot while wandering around with her Hasselblad. Head on over to BWG to check out this beautifully refreshing installation. (And be sure to check out her gallery talk on November 6th with collector Dan Routman!)