Fantastic Planet , 2019, mixed media on mi peinpes paper, 30 x 22 inches. Series of 5.

Fantastic Planet, 2019, mixed media on mi peinpes paper, 30 x 22 inches. Series of 5.

Chimento Contemporary presents Pamela Smith Hudson
Marking Space

September 7 - October 19, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 5 - 8 p.m.

Chimento Contemporary is pleased to present Making Spaces, Pamela Smith Hudson’s first solo gallery exhibition in Los Angeles.

Smith Hudson’s exciting new body of works on panel, prints on paper, and large-scale paintings embrace the internal and external pressures of living in Los Angeles. Smith Hudson utilizes mixed media forms to reimagine the chaos and stillness of the city’s cultural landscape.

 Through an arch of topographical minimalism, her stylistic abstractions are succinctly executed by way of experimental printmaking. By utilizing ceramic and encaustic, she fashions her unique perspectives on culture into durable, albeit delicate marks, patterns, and organic shapes. Informed through the lens of anthropology, her landscapes are defined by issues that traverse the physical surfaces of our world: homelessness, global environmental disaster, and the freneticism of mechanistic “traffic.”

 All works in this exhibition aim to cement the cultural landscape of our moment in contemporary history. A native Angeleno, Hudson’s encaustic abstractions are also informed by the cool tones of jazz, punk, rhythm, and movement, that coalesce into densely emotional embodiments of both the physical and metaphysical world.

 Pamela Smith Hudson earned her BA at UCLA in Anthropology/World Art and Culture/Museum Studies. She has exhibited with Over the Influence Gallery (2018,) The California African American Museum (2018,) West Los Angeles College (2018,) The South Bay Contemporary (2018,) Manhattan Beach Art Center (2017,) and Chimento Contemporary. In addition to teaching Painting and Mixed Media at Otis College of Art & Design and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Hudson also leads workshops throughout Southern California.