Artist Shinique Smith created Mother Hale’s Garden, a permanent laminated glass and mosaic artwork on the facade of the new Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot located between 146th and 147th Street in Central Harlem. Smith’s exuberant brush strokes and vibrant collage were translated into glass and ceramic mosaic that spans the building’s exterior. This past weekend, Smith’s solo exhibition Bright Matter opened at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston features 30 of her key works from this past decade with more than a dozen new pieces, on view until March, 2015.
Images: 1-2. Shinique Smith, Mother Hale’s Garden, 2013.
3. Shinique Smith, Splendid, 2014.
"Katherine Baxter’s work is exquisite, whether small or large scale. Meticulous research goes into every ‘jewel’ like piece, and the pleasure she derives from producing these, is communicated to us all. There is complete mastery of the axonometric projection, as can be appreciated in her grand London and New York posters. It is, as if one is transported by hot air balloon, floating gently over all those much loved and beautifully painted landmarks.” David Driver Head of design, The Times