SMITH visits New York - Part One

SMITH was recently in New York and spent time ogling the Picasso and Jacqueline Show at Pace on East 57th Street which explored Picasso's fascination with Jacqueline Roque, his long time muse and wife. Many of the works were on loan from the family estate and were on view to the public for the first time, while others were on loan from private collections and museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition was curated over 3 years by Arne Glimcher, the founder of Pace.


SMITH and Nelson Makamo to collaborate in 2015

SMITH will be collaborating on an exclusive project with Nelson Makamo early next year.

Our curator Amy Ellenbogen grabbed the opportunity to create some work with this very talented artist.
Amy and Nelson recently set off on an adventure to the Soutpansberg to find Mujaji the Venda Rain Queen. Sadly the duo were not able to find her, but they managed to discover so much more.

SMITH looks forward to sharing this rich experience and their findings with you all in the form of our collaboration with Nelson next year.


Q&A with Gabrielle Guy

We talk to Graphic Designer Gabrielle Guy about the corporate identity of SMITH

1. Why the name SMITH?

SMITH is a personality-less name, like Jones. A non-name. A default. Something that anything can attach itself to. Something that has no connotations, presumptions or baggage. It can apply to anything, any artist, any concept and any exhibition.

2. What was the inspiration behind the choice of font for SMITH Studio?


SMITH Studio housed in restored building

A thoroughfare of Cape Town for more than four hundred years, Cape Town’s Church Street has become a node of artistic talent and now welcomes its latest addition, SMITH Studio, a contemporary fine art gallery.


The Faces Behind SMITH Studio

Candace and Amy have combined their unique, individual skill sets and together they have conceptualised and created SMITH Studio - a Fine Art Gallery situated at 56 Church Street that identifies with groups of young contemporary South African artists whom it will profile and showcase over a period of time. SMITH is passionate about an environment that deepens the relationship between artists and collectors.