Susan Gold Smith
(519) 253-3000 ext. 2845
Susan Gold / Smith is a retired Professor in the studio area of the Visual Arts Programme and a practicing artist. Her current interests are in the museum culture of display, and this has her looking into natural history display as a parallel form of cultural representation. With grant support she has traveled widely to gather material for mixed media installation work which has been exhibited at regional galleries, art run centres, and in alternative sites, such as natural history museums internationally.
Correspondingly, Gold /Smith has an active interest in alternative economies of cultural representation and creating art outside of the dominant hierarchical “art market”. These alternatives include site specific installation, artist run culture, correspondence art, and performance. Her current projects include, MayWorks Windsor, organizing an annual city wide festival celebrating artist as worker, and a projected solo exhibition on the University of Western campus’, Macintosh Gallery and new natural history facility.