“I’ve been making things for most of my life.
I sometimes see the things I make as stories, or as moments in time. They are my reflections of divine chuckles or the frustrated stutter. Mystery has always been a source for my work, from the long shadows of film noir to the burning giraffes of surrealism…my heroes range from Dorothea Tanning, Gregory Gillespie to Chucho Valdez, my influences are everything I’ve lived and most of what I don’t know. Making an object, with the intent of making art, usually gives me the sense of seeing other meanings. Sometimes this can only be a dialogue with an already understood idea and myself. I use my life experience as a lens to focus my vision on areas I feel should be looked at, and pose questions I feel should be considered. I do not think art can change society. I think art can sensitize. My working method is fairly simple: Gathering, Arranging, and Execution.” – Eduardo Smissen, 2008
Eduardo’s widow Joëlle Signorelli will join us at the Second Saturday opening February 11, 5-7 pm.
The images below are just a selection of the items in the exhibit. Click to view them in a slide show. Be sure and see our From the Studio page for more about Eduardo's life. Open Thursdays-Mondays, 11am-4:30pm (winter hours).