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Farby Label
1999
Woven taffeta
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Affixed to textile artworks in "Allison Smith: Mom-n-Pop," Bellwether, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York; "Allison Smith: Stilleven, evenStill," Bellwether, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York; "Allison Smith" Since '72," Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, MFA thesis exhibition. Also distributed as a souvenir multiple in "Allison Smith: The Muster 2005," Governors Island, New York Harbor, New York, a project of the Public Art Fund. Photo credit Susan Alzner.



Sweetlife
2000
Blown glass, gouache on paper, candy, silkscreen print on Kraft paper
"Allison Smith: Consuming Nostalgia," Eldridge Street Project, Eldridge Street Synagogue, New York. Glass candy jars blown at the RISD Glass Department in Providence, Rhode Island. Some jars part of "Mom-n-Pop," collection of The West Collection. Photo credit Liz Deschennes.



Sweetlife
2000
Blown glass, sikscreen printed papers, mixed media
"Allison Smith: Consuming Nostalgia," Eldridge Street Project, Eldridge Street Synagogue, New York. Glass candy jars blown at the RISD Glass Department in Providence, Rhode Island. Some jars part of "Mom-n-Pop," collection of The West Collection. Photo credit Liz Deschennes.



Whitman's Sampler Kits
1999-2002
Color photo, embroidery floss, paper, plastic
"Allison Smith: Mom-n-Pop," Bellwether, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. Photo credit Liz Deschennes.



Mom-n-Pop Market Stall
1999
Mixed media
"Allison Smith: Mom-n-Pop Market Stall," Meat Market Art Fair, Artists Space, New York, curated by Jenelle Porter. Photo credit Daphne Fitzpatrick.



Mom-n-Pop Market Stall
1999
Canvas tent and mixed media
"Allison Smith: Mom-n-Pop Market Stall," Meat Market Art Fair, Artists Space, New York, curated by Jenelle Porter. Photo credit Daphne Fitzpatrick.



"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.



Crewel Work
2011
Alula Editions, San Francisco, CA



Crewel Work
2011
Alula Editions, San Francisco, CA



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