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Autobiography And The Family Frame: Jaret Belliveau's “Dominion Street” At Gallery Tpw, Matthew Ryan Smith May 2010

Autobiography And The Family Frame: Jaret Belliveau's “Dominion Street” At Gallery Tpw, Matthew Ryan Smith

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Documented over a period of five years, “Dominion Street” presents a visual narrative of love, loss, and life encapsulated within an East Coast milieu. Privy to the Belliveau family’s emotional and physical plights, the artist utilizes an autobiographic frame offering up strikingly informal glimpses of his family.


(Re)Verse Ekphrasis: Works From The Mcintosh Collection, Matthew Ryan Smith Apr 2009

(Re)Verse Ekphrasis: Works From The Mcintosh Collection, Matthew Ryan Smith

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

As the exhibition title suggests, (Re)verse Ekphrasis: Works from the McIntosh Collection, flips traditional notions of ekphrasis, broadly defined as the description of a work of art, in an effort to open a range of artistic expressions to further interpretation. The exhibition intends to return a notion of creative license to the visual artist, while invoking the interpretive work of the poet or writer. What is more, in a spirit of “conversation” the works presented in the exhibition demonstrate an invested critical engagement with texts: biblical accounts, works of fiction, and of poetry, culled from sources as diverse as ...