Pattern Pulp

Chicago: Examining Frozen Moments

Doug Smithenry’s paintings are based on seemingly inconsequential events that occur on the web. Plucking scenes straight out of youtube videos they tell the collective sad story of how lessons go unlearned and heartfelt desires remain unfulfilled. Micro-celebrities and viral videos make frequent appearances, demanding our attention. Smithenry’s artwork tends to reflect on social media and its implications, recording in paint that which we never necessarily intended to be permanent, making us look at it closely and examine the lines between art reflecting life and vice versa. Click here for more info.

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