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Sun Smith Foret


Sun Smith-Foret Spike Lee Jointography 1
Spike Lee Jointography 1
Sun Smith-Foret Spike Lee Jointography 2
  Spike Lee Jointography 2  

Sun Smith Foret's work is included in the Alliance of Black Art Galleries Ferguson Response Initiative "Hands Up: Don't Shoot - Artists Respond" Oct. 17th - Dec.20, 2014

These two works will be installed at Flo Valley Community College in Ferguson, Gallery Admin artists talk Wed. Nov. 19th, 2014 at 1:30pm .


Silver Screen Quilts are works of cloth, paint and mixed media referencing film and cinema.  The African American textile technique of strip piecing seems an appropriate vehicle with which to structure compelling graphic imagery with idea stimulated by mass media and what is often referred to as entertainment.  Both forms, quilts and films, represent human expression from the popular domain, both are labor intensive requiring collaborative effort over significant periods of time, both seek to expand and open the world of visual and conceptual idea to people hungry for a connection with each other.  By joining films and quilts in a hybrid form that includes painting, embroidery and appliqué, I seek to marry disparate aesthetic strivings from the domain of popular culture.

1992   M.S.W. Mental Health & Family Therapy, Washington  University, St. Louis MO
1986   M.F.A. Printmaking & Painting, School of Fine Art, Washington University
1983   B.A. History of Art & Archeology, School of Arts and Sciences, Washington University

Selected Exhibitions
2008 Chesterfield, Mo Public Library WESTERN MOVIE QUILTS curated by April Milne Gibbs                        Chesterfield Arts Center
        Belger Arts Center, Kansas, Mo: MOVIE COVERS: QUILTS ABOUT FILM, 2005-2008,                       including African American source quilts from the collection of Maude Southwell
           Wahlman, one person exhibit, curated by Christina Wahlman
        Chesterfield Arts Center Gallery, St. Louis, Mo: CHARMS AND TALISMANS with                                     Dawn Ottensmeier and Marjorie Hoeltzel
2007 Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, Mo in conjunction with the St. Louis International Film   
            Festival: INTERNAL STATES, with painter Lucian Krukowski, Curated by Robert Duffy                     Belger Arts Center, Kansas, Mo: LOOKING WEST, group invitational. Curated by Evelyn Craft
         World Trade Center, St. Louis, Mo, An Art St. Louis Venue in conjunction with the                              St. Louis International Film Festival: MOVIE COVERS – QUILTS FROM FILM,                                                


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