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.”
With “FAIR GROUNDS,” Sable Elyse Smith Lays Bare the Darkness of American Leisure Culture
The Los Angeles-born, New Jersey-based artist's first solo show with Regen Projects challenges viewers to reinterpret playful pastimes, lifting the veil on their insidious socio-political implications.