My work explores memories, intimacy, and loneliness. I reference autobiographical experiences and encapsulate pivotal remembrances within the confines of the canvas. As narrator I have creative license to reconstruct the past; reframing memories to my perception. Is this the truth or is this a manufactured ideal? These works revisit the past. I am able to amend wrongdoings committed by myself or by those close to me.
Isolating my subject matter, I take complete control. The focus shifts to singular objects or figures when I remove the distracting or unnecessary visual information, this method aids me in processing the past. This redaction alters the integrity of the memory I am depicting but who cares, this is my chosen version of reality .
Alexandra Smith (b. 1995, Watertown, NY) is a Brooklyn based artist. She was a former artist-in-residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. She received her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.