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
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,