Notes from the Studio.
New and Recent Work by Justine Smith.
Dates 15th- 19th October 2019 11-6pm
Tuesday 15th, then 11-7 pm Daily.
Late night Thursday open til 8pm.
Collages, maps and sculpture alongside a selection of recent work and prints.
Paper has always been a primary material in the work of Justine Smith. Her current work is concerned with the concept of money and how it touches almost every aspect of our lives. She is interested in money as a conduit of power and also in the value systems with which we surround it. On a physical level a banknote is just a piece of paper, but it is what a banknote actually represents that is central to Smith’s work. Through her collages, prints and sculptures she examines our relationship with money in a political, moral and social sense, whilst also exploiting the physical beauty of the notes. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums internationally. She has also had projects commissioned by international brands such as Swatch and Liberty and most recently commissioned to create a sculpture for the permanent collection of The Bank of England to commemorate its 325th Anniversary. Other notable collections include The British Museum, The British Council, The British Library, The Royal Mint Museum and the UK Government Art Collection along with many international corporations, financial institutions and private collections. She lives and works in London.