Alexis Smith (BA 1970) to be honored at Venice Family Clinic Art Walks & Auction
The 39th annual Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions honors three world-renowned Venice-based artists: this year’s signature artist Alexis Smith (BA 1970) along with honorees Sam Durant and Ed Moses, posthumously. Venice Art Walk takes place on Sunday, May 20, from noon to 6pm at Google Los Angeles, 340 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291 and is the largest public event held by the tech giant. Guests can enjoy free, firsthand access to the city’s internationally renowned art scene and all winning bids in the silent art auction raise vital funds that directly impact the lives of people in need of health care.
A highlight of the 2018 Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions is the celebration of LA-based collage and installation artist Alexis Smith. Emerging from the LA art scene in the 1970s, she went on to exhibit extensively at prestigious museums around the world. Known for her meticulously crafted and colorful mixed-media collages, Smith has focused on universal, but timely subjects from truth to gender, underscoring the powerful role of the media in shaping our lives and exploring the deeper meanings behind popular culture. As this year’s Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & AuctionsSignature Artist, Smith is in good company with past honorees including John Baldessari, David Hockney and Barbara Kruger.