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Carl E. Smith

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Lives & works in Laguna Beach, CA

Carl E. Smith is a gallerist, artist, and graphic designer. He has worked professionally in the action sports industry as an artist and designer since 1995. After several years of contracted and freelance positions, Smith went on to launch his own fine art and design projects in 2010: CES Contemporary and CES Design. Smith has produced and curated large and small-scale international gallery shows and non-traditional exhibitions in Prague and California, acting as an ambassador for emerging artists in both locations. CES Contemporary nurtures emerging international artists and seeks to propel them and their work through the contemporary art world, while fostering their creative processes and growth. 

Smith continues to create his own original fine art works, realized primarily as collages conveying the beauty, excitement, ruin and rebirth of iconic elements from our everyday lives. Using symbol, color and space, he creates explosive images that live between archetypal fantasy and truth. 

b. 1976, Laguna Beach, CA 

www.cescontemporary.com

Press

 

2012

Laguna Beach Magazine

TWELV - Online

Trendland – Online

 

2011

Los Angeles I'm Yours - Online

Snowboard Colorado Magazine

Juxtapoz - Online

 

SOLO

 

2012

Intra Fashion | CES Contemporary | Laguna Beach, CA

 

2010

Fast Company | Artists Republic For Tomorrow | Laguna Beach, CA

Fast Company | MIM Gallery | San Francisco, CA

 

2005

New Works | Ghetto Gloss Gallery | Los Angeles, CA

 

2003

Paintings / Collages / Drawings | Atelier 1 | Prague, CZ

 

GROUP

 

2013

Future Tense | CES Contemporary | Laguna Beach, CA

Fresh | Parlor Gallery | Asbury Park, NJ

Pink And Dangerous | ArtPadSF | San Francisco, CA

 

2012

Clique | CES Contemporary | Laguna Beach, CA

Continue To Continue | CES Contemporary | Laguna Beach, CA

Futureland | Artists Republic For Tomorrow | Laguna Beach. CA

Another Sunrise in Outer Space | T.F.R. Gallery | Leucadia, CA

 

2011

Slash | CES Contemporary | Laguna Beach, CA

Use Me | Scion Installation LA | Culver City, CA

Sub Kultura | Mystic Skate Cup / Druhy Patro | Prague, Czech Republic

Girls vs. Boys | Artists Republic For Tomorrow | Laguna Beach, CA

Design For Humanity | (In association with Artists Republic For Tomorrow) | Los Angeles, CA

Futureland | Artists Republic For Tomorrow | Laguna Beach, CA

 

Milk & Cookies | (In association with Artists Republic For Tomorrow) | Irvine, CA

Cinema 15 | Artists Republic For Tomorrow | Laguna Beach, CA

Group Show | McLoughlin Gallery | San Francisco, CA

 

2010

The Fine Line | Movember Charity Event – Traveling Show | Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY /

Toronto, Canada

How Many Dreams In The Dark | Traveling Show | WA / OR / CA / NY, USA

Sub Kultura | Mystic Skate Cup | Prague, Czech Republic

Stoked Sessions 2010 | The Brick Building | Culver City, CA