Jun 7th 2013

Imaginary Friends consists of the work of two contemporary artists who share an interest in obsessive repetition and pattern and, often, absurdity.   Irie’s paintings engage in the play between the flat surface of the canvas and the illusion of depth created through the repetition of geometric shape.  The overlay of one square or rectangle over another as well as the shapes within smaller shapes creates the perception of an infinite, gravity-free space. The obsessive finds and equal in the work of Geoffrey Todd Smith (often known as GTS).  Todd Smith’s colorful patterns, likewise, find the viewer lost in a, seemingly, unending macrocosm of varying shape and color.  The meticulous and imaginative work of both these artists makes for a great pairing or, if you will, friends.

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