Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Blue, Yellow, Red @ Barry Whistler Gallery

Ellsworth Kelly Blue Yellow Red, 1992 3-color lithograph 37" x 36"


Excited to be a part of this cool show at the Barry Whistler Gallery. Blue, Yellow, Red  features work by Ellsworth Kelly, Ann Stautberg, John Wilcox and me. I have two new images in the show, one from Mexico and one from Texas. Come see them Saturday!

@reflectionofaman on Instgram



Stanley is on Instagram! I have enough slides to keep it going for at least a few years. 
Follow along for #kodachrome #vintageneimanmarcus inspiration.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Published: Texas Observer: Eye on Texas

March 2015. Texas Observer


Happy Texas Independence Day! Check out the current March 2015 issue of the Texas Observer. Page 45. Eye on Texas features my photographs from Marfa  that are on exhibition in Framing Desire at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth. Also, I love this Ultimate Texas Bucket list on the Texas Standard. Hear it here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rescheduled: Tuesday evening at the Modern

(left) Misty Keasler, Igloo Waiting Area, Hotel Gang Snowman, Osaka, 2004 (right) Allison V. Smith, Parked, May 2011. Marfa, Texas, 


Due to inclement weather, aka Thundersleet, the conversation I was scheduled to have 
tonight with Modern curator Andrea Karnes and fellow fine art photographer, Misty Keasler, will be rescheduled for March 10. Same time and place. Hope you can make it! Read more here.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Framing Desire: Photography and Video

installation at The Modern. February 2015. Fort Worth, Texas. ©Allison V. Smith
I am excited to announce the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth purchased three of my photographs from my Marfa, Texas series for their permanent collection. The show Framing Desire: Photography and Video also includes photographers I greatly admire: Misty Keasler, Catherine Opie, Robert Mappelthorpe, Nicholas Nixon, Rineke Dijkstra , Laurie Simmons and Ryan McGinley, among others. The show, which was curated by Andrea Karnes, will be up through August 23, 2015.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lynsey Addario: Behind the Lens and Enemy Lines



Hey Dallas photographers. It's what we do! I hope you are planning on hearing Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur Fellow photographer Lynsey Addario at the Dallas Museum of Art Friday night. Reserve your tickets here. Read Beatriz Terrazas review here.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Make Portraits: Larry Bell

Larry Bell. October 2014. Marfa, Texas © Allison V. Smith


I photographed artist Larry Bell with his installation : 6x6 An Improvisation at Chianti Foundation in Marfa, Texas last October. I had my Hasselblad , two rolls of film and about 10 minutes. We clicked. See more artists portraits on my archive.

Friday, February 06, 2015

family photos


 I've been scanning old family photos quiet a bit lately. This one  charmed me. I am guessing  this cat loving, stylish woman is a friend of my grandmother's.  I love the neat lawn and the off centeredness of this snap. I am guessing it was made sometime in the early 30s in St. Louis. #savefamilyphotos