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"Cheater Cloth"
2010
giclée print
Edition of 7, published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 43 3/4 x 32 inches
This limited-edition giclée print is digitally printed in full color on flax linen with a finished hem sewn by the artist. It depicts imagery captured using a unique scanning technology, updating the tradition of "cheater cloth," a printed material meant to look like several different fabrics, usually calicos, appliquéd or patch worked together. The inspiration for this work was derived from a quilt Smith saw at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, made by a convalescing Civil War soldier; she made her reworked version by cutting out fabrics collected over many years from her and her mother's sewing chests. The original artifact combines Smith's interest in wartime textiles and art made by soldiers in the context of war, and also contains another facet of her research: the history of tradespeople and street peddlers. This print was made as a Special Projects Artist Edition in response to the "American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life 1765-1915" exhibition at LACMA and is available from the museum for purchase.



Fort Point Bunting
2012
painted linen, military webbing, grommets, hemp rope
75 swags; each swag 32" x 72"
Large-scale installation at historic Fort Point beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Commissioned by FOR-SITE Foundation for the International Orange exhibition. Photographs and quotations on tags were collected by Starlyn Lara of Swords to Plowshares' Women Veterans Project as part of SHOUT! Art by Women Veterans. Photo credit Allison Smith.



From Many One, From Anyone
2012
archival giclée prints on silk
"We the People," Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Photo credit Andrzej Pilarczyk.



From Many One, From Anyone
2012
archival giclée prints on silk
"We the People," Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Photo credit Andrzej Pilarczyk.



From Many One, From Anyone
2012
archival giclée prints on silk
"We the People," Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Photo credit Andrzej Pilarczyk.



Tilt-top Table (Star of Bethlehem)
2013
archival pigment print on silk, mahogany
47 x 30 x 25 inches
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Squatter Bed, Conner Prairie, Indiana
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
24 x 32 inches / Frame: 25 x 33 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Dyed Wool, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
24 x 32 inches / Frame: 25 x 33 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Tortoiseshell and Slipware, Winterthur, Delaware
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Stolen Skins, San Juan Bautista, California
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Spongeware Plate, Waterford Fair, Virginia
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Spiral Stairwell, Fort Point, California
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Puffy Sleeve, Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Porcelain Flower Arrangement, Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Officers' Quarters, Fort Point, California
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Domestic Scene, Frogmore Plantation, Louisiana
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Cotton Sack, Frogmore Plantation, Louisiana
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Confederate Uniform, Frogmore Plantation, Louisiana
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Chippendale Mirror, Waterford Fair, Virginia
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Cheater Cloth Curtain, Frogmore Plantation, Louisiana
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Band Boxes, Conner Prairie, Indiana
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Vertigo Horsehead, San Juan Bautista, California
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Portrait Studio, Richmond Town, New York
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches / Frame: 33 x 25 x 2 inches, Edition of 3
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Tilt -topTable (Star of Bethlehem)
2013
Archival pigment print on silk, mahogany
47 x 30 x 25 inches
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Tilt-top Table (Scattergood)
2013
Archival pigment print on silk, cherry
47 x 30 x 25 inches
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Tilt -topTable (Kaleidoscope)
2013
Archival pigment print on silk, walnut
47 x 30 x 25 inches
"Allison Smith: Living History," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Windsor Chairs
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen, Canvas, Grommets, Nails
92 x 71 inches



Hand Dyed Wool, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen, Wood, Paint, Metal
36 x 88 x 3 inches



Hand Dyed Wool, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia (detail)
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen, Wood, Paint, Metal
36 x 88 x 3 inches



Sideboard
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
53 x 49 inches



Gateleg Table
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
50 x 64 inches



Pockets, Lowell, Massachusetts
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen, Cotton Seersucker, Nails
21 x 26 inches



Curtain, Frogmore Plantation, Louisiana
2013
Archival Pigment Print on Linen, Linen Cord
32 x 24 inches
"Set Dressing," The Arts Club, Chicago; "The Collectors," Haines Gallery, San Francisco



Hair, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches
Edition of 3



Dropcloth, Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
31 3/4 x 24 inches
Edition of 3



Cauldron, Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches
Edition of 3



Breeches, Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches
Edition of 3



Powdered Wig, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
31 3/4 x 24 inches
Edition of 3



Ticking, Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
24 x 32 inches
Edition of 3



Itinerant Bedding, Conner Prairie, Indiana
2013
Archival Pigment Prints on Linen, Ticking, Featherbed, Overshot Weaving
15 x 69 x 50 inches



Ledger, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
24 x 32 inches
Edition of 3



Swatch Book, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen, Appropriated Printed Linen Swatch, Designed by Josef Frank
24 x 32 inches



White Gloves, Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
32 x 24 inches
Edition of 3



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