Color Ascends to the Sublime

“I control emotion – my medium is art,” said Miami colorist Keith Smith about his unusual method of paint application. His finished products look unique because they are: Smith uses the paint’s fluidity in his favor, letting it roll and glide across the canvas in a controlled fashion. The end result is a brushless masterpiece of swirls, shapes, and punctuating hues that could as easily resemble an oil-dabbled puddle, as a turbulent sky before a storm, or the galaxy’s shape during the formation of its planets. Join Smith and Lèche-Vitrines Art Alliance as they kick off the gallery’s fall season with this beautiful new exhibit “Fire and Ice,” which runs through October 6. Smith will be on hand to discuss his work during tonight’s reception from 7 to 10 p.m. If you’re still curious about his technique, revisit Lèche-Vitrines (3038 N. Federal Hwy., Times Square Design Plaza, Building F, Second Floor, Fort Lauderdale) next Saturday (September 15), when Smith demonstrates his self-styled approach to depicting emotion through acrylics. Call 954-563-2993, or visit www.lechevitrinesart.com.
Sat., Sept. 8, 7 p.m.
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Jamie Laughlin