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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.



Farby Patchwork
1999-2002
Iron-on patches on machine quilted cotton
"Allison Smith: Mom-n-Pop," Bellwether, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. Photo credit Susan Alzner. Collection of The West Collection.



Whitman's Sampler
1999-2001
Embroidery on aida cloth
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"Allison Smith: Mom-n-Pop," Bellwether, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. Also exhibited in Also exhibited in "New Directions '98," Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, curated by Eugenie Tsai; "Allison Smith" Since '72," Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, MFA thesis exhibition. Published in New Observations. 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
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.



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.



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. Photo credit Allison Smith.



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. Photo credit Allison Smith.



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. Photo credit Allison Smith.



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. Photo credit Ben Blackwell.



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. Photo credit Ben Blackwell.



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.



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.



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.



Rudiments of Fife & Drum: Flag and Bunting
2013
Linen, mixed media
"Allison Smith: Rudiments of Fife & Drum," The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Photo credit Allison Smith.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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



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



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



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



Ticking, Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts
2014
Archival Pigment Print on Linen
24 x 32 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



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



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



Crewel Work
2011
Alula Editions, San Francisco, CA



Crewel Work
2011
Alula Editions, San Francisco, CA



Crewel Work
2011
Alula Editions, San Francisco, CA



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