Smalleys current work points and jabs at the world of American Sport, challenging ideas of The Hero, of exuberance, opulence and gluttony, and utopian nationalism. Making subtle interventions through drawing and painting into existing imagery, Smalley presents parallels between American development and the rise of big money professional American Sport. Some examples: A contemporary baseball stadium is inserted into a Hudson River landscape and an overlaying lacy ornate battle armor is drawn over an image of a triumphant athlete.
Check out the review of Past Time in New City HERE
Also, check out my feature in the Fan Mail section of Daily Serving HERE
And I'm very pleased to have a feature on The Morning News. Check out the interview and see images HERE