Current Exhibition

Two Centuries of Smith

We are delighted to support the work of K Smith alongside the work of his great great grandfather and great great grandmother. The exhibition showcases the journey of a family's artistic practice, culminating with contemporary artist K Smith.

K Smith has always been drawn to architecture as subjects for his drawings. All of the drawings he completed in Canada between 1977 and 1987 are architectural graphite drawings of prairie family homes, one room country schools, as well as historic commerical buidlings. Smith's images allow us to reminice about the buildings and landmarks that no longer exist or that have been altered over time.

Caroline Grace Lodington, the great great grandmother of K Smith, was also an artist like her husband, Edward William Smith, the great great grandfather of K Smith. Caroline Grace Lodington's India ink drawing of Bishops College near Calcutta was created in 1823, only three years after the college was erected.

These two drawings completed 171 years hang side-by-side and reveal an inherited interest and skill within photo-realism. Two Centuries of Smith 1819-2019 reads like a family archive that we can unpack through beautiful and considered drawings.

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The D’Aguilar Art Foundation, launched in 2008, is the culmination of Vincent D’Aguilar’s vision for Bahamian art. One of the most comprehensive privately held art collections in The Bahamas, the Foundation is an educational resource for artists, scholars, collectors, students and the general public. Operating out of a multi-functional exhibition, educational and archival space, we strive to involve members of the public in the ideas and discourse of Bahamian artists.

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