The OT Circus is thrilled to host and facilitate this pop up solo art show featuring the art of Sunita Smith, “Reconstruction of a Shadow.”
The artist will be raffling off something awesome! (TBA)
And, we will have tarot readings by Kasandra M!
Light refreshments will also be available for our guests.
About the show:
Sunita will be exhibiting a collection of works created on a variety of mediums, including: reclaimed wood, animal skulls, and canvas. These works take us into a world of shadow, and light, as seen through various cultural iconography. The Shadow represents all that is seen and will be seen through our own reflection and alignment to our celestial relationships. Through prophetic imagery, foreshadowing, the artist attempts to embrace the elements of earth and nature, encouraging dialogue about the realm of possibilities and our own impermanence.
About the Artist:
Sunita Smith was born in El Paso, Texas, where she received an undergrad degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on printmaking and ceramics from the UTEP. Upon graduating, she decided to leave the southwest and move to San Francisco, California and began a journey into self-discovery. In addition to painting, she started singing with “Handmaiden America”; a women’s eclectic acapella group experimenting with traditional Bulgarian Music and original sounds/improvisation. While living in California, she found a passion for traveling and trekking across the world, exploring various cultures and continents. These experiences had a drastic effect on the pre-conceived privileged life she had experienced, and was a revelation into the misfortunes and suffering of others across the world. It was at this time, that her art work began to reveal several components of mortality, and a fascination with ritual and death. The death of Smith’s own mother in the late 90’s compelled and inspired her to delve into the multi-faceted realms of the after-life and transfiguration. Through self-reflection and celebration of our own mortality, Smith’s work takes us into the journey and realization through familiar iconography from a variety of cultures and philosophies. Currently, Sunita resides in New Mexico, sharing her time between Albuquerque and Taos county. In recent years, she has become an advocate for abused and neglected animals, and currently shares her home with numerous rescued creatures.