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Bundling and Furtling Pockets
2002
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"Allison Smith: Stilleven, evenStill," Bellwether, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Photo credit Bill Orcutt.



Fancy Work (Colonial Wall Sconce)
2010
steel, acrylic mirror Plexiglass, blown glass, mixed media
12' diam.
Commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with "75 Years of Looking Forward." Photo credit Charles Villyard.



Fancy Work (Tinwork Lantern)
2010
punched tin
36" h
Commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with "75 Years of Looking Forward." Photo credit Charles Villyard.



Fancy Work
2010
installation view
dimensions variable
Commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with "75 Years of Looking Forward." Photo credit Charles Villyard.



"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.



Fancy Work (Braided Rug)
2011
participatory braided rug, platform for reading, reflection, and conversation
12'+ diam
Commissioned and produced in the context of the exhibition "Allison Smith: Piece Work," Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Photo credit Ron Pollard.



Fancy Work (Braided Rug)
2011
participatory braided rug, platform for reading, reflection, and conversation
12'+ diam
Commissioned and produced in the context of the exhibition "Allison Smith: Piece Work," Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Photo credit Ron Pollard.



Fancy Work (Braided Rug)
2011
participatory braided rug, platform for reading, reflection, and conversation
12'+ diam
Commissioned and produced in the context of the exhibition "Allison Smith: Piece Work," Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Photo credit Ron Pollard.



Untitled (Pitcher Collection series)
2010
collage on handmade 100% cotton recycled paper
18.75 x 12.5" each
"Allison Smith: Pitcher Collection," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Untitled (Pitcher Collection series)
2010
collage on handmade 100% cotton recycled paper
18.75 x 12.5" each
"Allison Smith: Pitcher Collection," Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



Untitled (Pitcher Collection series)
2010
collage on handmade 100% cotton recycled paper
18.75 x 12.5"
Photo credit Monique Deschaines.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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



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



Enamelware
2014
Enamelware, Hand Wrought Steel Nail by Denis Brim "Biscuits"



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