Ivester Contemporary is proud to present, Everything is Everyting, featuring new drawings by Rachel Wolfson Smith. This series of new works attempt to untangle the complexities of interconnected thoughts in the artist’s mind in the nine months before and after the birth of her first child. Smith asks nature to perform as spaces of rest and transition in her drawings. The wrestling of chaotic details happen simultaneously in her head and on the page. The result is a tension filled calm. The drawings in the exhibition are artifacts of what the artist calls “the process of processing.”
Rachel Wolfson Smith is an American artist based in Amsterdam, NL. Her large graphite drawings look to the landscape to interpret personal changes experienced over time. Interests in literature, psychology, and painting surface in her drawings, which simultaneously represent and abstract the landscape and the minds people who live in it.
Wolfson Smith is a recent alumni of The Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group and 100W Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency. Her drawings are held in public and private collections, from Google to artist Kiki Smith. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, at institutions including the Women’s Museum (TX), the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art (CA), and NeueHouse (NY). Her work has been discussed in publications such as Design Milk, Sightlines, Glasstire, and Iron & Air Magazine, and her projects have been awarded grant support from The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, The Awesome Foundation, and the City of Austin. Wolfson Smith received a BFA in painting from MICA and an MFA in painting from Indiana University.