I Appreciate You In Advance Tote
A limited-edition tote produced on the occasion of the exhibition Cauleen Smith: Give it or Leave It. As part of her multidisciplinary practice, Smith has staged a number of outdoor processions featuring banners with emblematic imagery and phrases. These performances stem from her interest in subverting the aggressive undertones of militaristic and religious marches in order to create equally disruptive but convivial public happenings in the spirit of grassroots community action. Smith also creates banners that function as stand-alone artworks while still referencing formal processions, incorporating metallic, glittered, and satin elements that evoke an affirmative, do-it-yourself ethic and celebratory atmosphere.
Dimensions: 18 x 14 x 3 with 12 in handles
Printed in the United States
Cauleen Smith (American, b. 1967, Riverside, California) is an interdisciplinary artist, whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. Drawing from structuralism, Third World Cinema, and science fiction, she makes things that deploy the tactics of these disciplines, while offering a phenomenological experience for spectators and participants. Her films, objects, and installations have been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including those at the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; the 2017 Whitney Biennial; Prospect.4, New Orleans; the New Museum, New York; D21, Leipzig; and Decad, Berlin. Smith has had solo shows of films and installations at The Kitchen, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Art Institute of Chicago; and Threewalls, Chicago. She earned her BA in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University and her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. Smith teaches in the School of Art at CalArts.