UCI Art Department Alum Alexis Smith's Exhibition at Pepperdine’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

UCI Art Department Alum Alexis Smith's Exhibition at Pepperdine’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

Alexis Smith and Amy Gerstler, "Past Lives," 1989. Installation view, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Joshua White

January 20 - April 1, 2018

For over 40 years, Alexis Smith's art has explored the depths of popular culture. She begins with an array of images—ranging from thrift-store finds to nostalgic advertisements—and juxtaposes them with poetic and poignant texts. Her art underscores how the media shapes our self-image and reminds us that meaning is often fugitive and always surprising.