Roxa Smith’s richly colorful paintings answer the question of what happens to a West Coast landscape artist when she relocates to New York City. Inspired by the furnishings and views from inside a number of different apartment dwellings, she has created a series of interiors that inspire movement and exploration within their layered elements, employing references to South American folk art as well as the questionable freedom of its gated luxurious residences.
In Roxa Smith’s most recent collection of chair portraits, she offers a documentation of life during the pandemic as seen through an even more compressed vision of daily landscape.
Cal Lane, section from Pantie Chain, 2018, Plasma cut steel, 5 ft. 9 in. x 8 in. (175.3 x 20.3 cm)