January 2015: CYNTHIA-REEVES opens Tomas Munita & Lionel Smit

North Adams, MA — Independent Art Projects is pleased to announce the opening of its 2015 exhibition season with an international focus on cultural and socio-political issues through the work of Chilean photographer, Tomás Munita, and South African artist, Lionel Smit. Opening Saturday, January 10, at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, on the campus of MASS MoCA, the exhibition is presented by IAP co-founder CYNTHIA-REEVES, and it runs through February 22.

Tomás Munita lives in Santiago, Chile, but travels the world in search of experiencing and capturing on film war, famine, flood, and political and cultural upheaval. Yet, the images produced contain an interesting juxtaposition, a narrative layer that seems to preserve the “human-ness” of these very challenging tableaus. Additionally, the overall composition is beautifully composed and captured, as if it was a scene taken from a medieval painting.

Lionel Smit, whose work is extensively exhibited worldwide, continues to focus on the graceful and proud visage of the Malayan peoples of South Africa. Accumulation of Disorder, on view at Independent Art Projects, is an installation comprising forty busts cast in resin and fiberglass, each uniquely hand-painted, gathered in a circular formation. Collectively, they evoke a sense of quiet witnessing.


Please note Independent Art Projects gallery is open on occasional weekends and by appointment during the month of January and February. For further information on Tomás Munita and Lionel Smit, please visit the online gallery at cynthia-reeves.com or contact CYNTHIA-REEVES at 212.714.0044.

[Image: Tomás Munita’s photographs and Lionel Smit, Accumulation of Disorder, installed at IAP]