With “FAIR GROUNDS,” Sable Elyse Smith Lays Bare the Darkness of American Leisure Culture

Sable Elyse Smith wears a jacket, shirt, skirt, trousers, and shoes by Givenchy.

Sable Elyse Smith makes work to entice you, and her intentions are anything but innocent. “I am interested in visual seduction,” she says, “but I’m more interested in what happens once the viewer gets there, which is intense and sometimes uncomfortable. It’s not about the visual pleasure anymore, it’s up to the audience.”

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