Mark Addison Smith

 
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Mark Addison Smith is a New York-based artist whose design specialization is typographic storytelling that allows illustrative text to convey a visual narrative through printed matter, artist’s books, and site installations. His work is included within the Brooklyn Museum Artists’ Books Collection, Center for Book Arts, Getty Research Institute, Guggenheim Museum Library and Archives, Joan Flasch Artists’ Books Collection, Kinsey Institute , Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas J. Watson Library, MoMA Franklin Furnace Artists’ Books Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Smithsonian American Art and Portrait Gallery Library Artists’ Books Collection, Tate Library and Archives, V&A Museum National Art Library, Whitney Museum Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, and Yale Special Collections. Solo exhibitions include The Bakery (Atlanta) and Center on Halsted (Chicago). Chapter publications include Diversity and Design: Understanding Hidden Consequences (Routledge) and Queering Translation, Translating the Queer: Theory, Practice, Activism (Routledge). He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at The City College of New York. All images courtesy of the artist Fagget Fucker (sic) Gay Alphabet Documentation photograph, 5x7-inch digital print of bathroom stall intervention, in which queer letterforms generated from found graffiti were arranged to read: “let’s face it, we’re all queer,” and were placed on top of source hate-speech in a Midwestern truck stop men’s bathroom stall, 2007. February 2, 2017: We have reenergized our Twitter account (from the daily You Look Like The Right Type archive) Drawing using India ink pen on Bristol board, 7x11-inch, incorporating direct-quote dialogue from February 2, 2017 and drawn on the same day. We Have Re-Energized Our Twitter Account Limited-edition artist’s book, 6 x 9 x 1 inches, 128 pages, foil-stamped linen cloth on hardback case-bound cover, offset-printed interior pages with Smyth-sewn signatures, featuring 108 drawings sourced in verbatim fragments from the daily You Look Like The Right Type overheard conversation archive and spanning 10 years, 2018 printing. February 23, 2018: This is for Victor Hugo. (from the dailyYou Look Like The Right Type archive) Drawing using India ink pen on Bristol board, 7x11-inch, incorporating direct-quote dialogue from February 23, 2018 and drawn on the same day. November 24, 2018: You spend a lot of time judging yourself through other people’s eyes (from the daily You Look Like The Right Type archive) Drawing using India ink pen on Bristol board, 7x11-inch, incorporating direct-quote dialogue from November 24, 2018 and drawn on the same day. 00:00 - Introduction 00:39 - Mark Addison Smith 02:36 - Hide - Caracol 06:01 - Relationship of Language and Queer - Related Issues 10:36 - The Queer Writing on the Bathroom Wall 26:37 - Disembodied Language 37:43 - Wknd Frnds - The F16’s 41:13 - Outro 41:35 - Finish

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