Emerging Australian artist Erin Smith is currently showing work at Diaz Castillo Gallery in Melbourne. Smith’s compositions are constructed of individual letters that mingle together to create large symbolic images. As a child, Smith kept a diary where words were written over and over, deconstructing language into its simplest structural components. By denying her letters any verbal meaning, Smith gives these familiar structures new visual potency. The density and dispersion of the letters lends an elegant chaos to the typographic assemblage.
Smith has previously exhibited at Metro Arts Gallery in Brisbane and the Mori Gallery in Sydney. Her work is displayed alongside that of Jason Wing in Diaz Castillo Gallery’s current exhibition, appropriately entitled Before You Are Famous. The exhibition will continue until August 30, 2008.