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April 7 through August 1, 2021


Malmo, Sweden
Court of Appeals Building
Rodney Smith

Spring 2021

Orihuela, Spain
Fotomatón Festival
The End
SWEDISH EXHIBITION OF RODNEY SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS
April 16, 2021 The old Court of Appeals building in Malmo Sweden is now open for public use, including a gallery that features the work of Rodney Smith. Curated by Nette Johansson of The PhotoGallery, the exhibit will be on view from April 7 to August 1, 2021.
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Life imitates art. Amidst a wave of Coronavirus self-quarantining, international fans recreate Rodney Smith’s iconic images at home.

ON VIEW
Human in Nature: The Art and Wit of Rodney Smith
December 6, 2019 Nyack, New York Samantha Reinders of PDN writes, “Human in Nature: The Art & Wit of Rodney Smith” is on display at The Edward Hopper House Museum. Featuring 20 of the late photographer’s images, and curated by his wife and long-time collaborator, designer Leslie Smolan, the show highlights the photographer’s love of nature as the source of witty, surreal images…They evoke a sense of Alice in Wonderland spirit, of wonder and beauty and all things nice. The show is on view from December 7, 2019 – March 8, 2020.
Word of Mouth
null Every few years a photographer emerges on the world stage with a unique voice and vision that immediately sets their work apart from anyone else. Cartier Bresson, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz… Rodney Smith’s extraordinary photographs are destined to join the ranks of these masters. null
Jennifer Patton, director, Edward Hopper House Museum
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Inspiration or infringement? Rodney Smith’s photographs have entered the public zeitgeist. Spanning the globe, his largest group of instagram followers comes from Russia, Italy and the United States. Have some enthusiastic fans taken this a step too far?

Word of Mouth
null I’ve spent my life in pursuit of beauty. Observing beauty, and over time creating beauty for myself and or others. I search for beauty in the natural world, but I can see how Rodney searched for it in his soul. null

BARBARA BARRY, INTERIOR DESIGNER

EVENTS
The Rodney Smith Legacy At the smithsonian
October 17, 2018, Washington DC A retrospective of Rodney Smith’s iconic photography, led by Leslie Smolan, Smith’s wife and creative partner was presented at the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center. So great was Smith’s creative desire that he left behind an astounding body of work that stretches from 1970 until 2016—200,000 negatives, 18,000 contact sheets, and 8000 images printed.
November 10, 2018 As part of the Smithsonian Associates Art of Living interview series, Paul Vogelzang, of The Not Old Better Show podcast, interviews Leslie Smolan on the photography of Rodney Smith. Go to podcast
Word of Mouth
null Rodney Smith’s art reflects a singular view of the world as a place of magic, delight, beauty and whimsy. null

FREDIE ADELMAN, DIRECTOR, SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES

IN PRINT
You can find Rodney’s work in the latest edition of Traditional Home. A large scale photograph by Rodney Smith adds a shot of vibrant color to a Denver home designed by Interior Designer Charlotte Moss
Word of Mouth
null We loved working for someone who got us to do our best work.  null

JARED BARK, FOUNDER, BARK FRAMEWORKS

ON VIEW
IT’S A COLORFUL, COLORFUL,
COLORFUL WORLD: PHOTOGRAPHS BY RODNEY SMITH AT AIPAD!
April 4–7, 2019, New York City Long acclaimed for his iconic black and white images that combine landscapes and portraiture, Rodney Smith only turned his eye to the world of color in 2002. Staley-Wise Gallery debuted this portion of Smith’s work at The Photography Show by AIPAD in a Solo Exhibit Booth at Pier 94.
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