Executive Director Christopher Cook will participate in Variable Discourse-AABBCCDV; a conversation with Erik Smith and Adler Guerrier, at Dimensions Variable, 3850 NE Miami Court in the Miami Design District, Thursday, June 7, 2012 AT 7:00 PM.
The conversation will be on Erik Smith’s art project currently on view at Dimensions Variable, as well as the artist’s practice, which takes an almost archeological approach to the investigation of contemporary urban sites.
Erik Smith studied comparative literature and art in the US and Italy and has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany since 2003. Selected solo exhibitions include Test Dig No. 1, Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, Berlin (2011), The Ghost of James Lee Byars Calling, de Appel Center for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam (NL) (2007), and New Conceptual Sculpture, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (1999). His work has also been shown in numerous group exhibitions including Black Mirror, Arsenic, Lausanne (CH) (2010), In Practice Projects, Sculpture Center, LIC, NY (2008), and Redistribution of the Sensible, Magnus Müller Gallery, Berlin (2005). Smith is a 2012 visiting resident at LegalArt.
Adler Guerrier is an artist based in Miami and member of el dévé tres.
Christopher Cook is Executive Director of LegalArt. Previously, he served as the Executive Director and Curator of the Salina Art Center, Kansas. Over the past ten years, Cook has organized major exhibitions and special solo projects with artists Johanna Billing, Chakaia Booker, Anne Collier, Julian Dashper, Nancy Hwang, Mary Reid Kelley, Julia Oschatz, Adam Pendleton, Fred Sandback, Melanie Schiff, and Stephen Vitiello, among others. Before arriving to the Salina Art Center, Cook was curator of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, and the Sioux City Art Center, Iowa. Cook received his MA in art history, theory, and criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BA in art history from the University of Florida, Gainesville.