Malcolm Smith – Greetings from Silverside

Malcolm Smith
Greetings from Silverside

October 4 – 27 at Newsagency Gallery
332 Stanmore rd Petersham Sydney
Launch Friday 4 Oct 6.30 – 10.30pm

Greetings from Silverside encompasses four series of screen-printed images made in the past six months. Loosely focused around a fictitious ex-resort town called ‘Silverside’ these images document a world where armored security vehicles dominate the streets, the growl of aircon units fills the air and Naturists fight a losing battle for legitimacy. There’s not a lot to celebrate in Silverside, but despite it all a perverse optimism persists.

Malcolm Smith is an artist from Sydney who now lives in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is one of the founders of Krack! a printmaking studio that focuses on innovative editioned works from the Asia Pacific Region. The works in this exhibition were all produced over the last 12 months in Yogyakarta.