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Kirkland Smith | Assemblages

Kirkland Smith, originally from Mt. Pleasant, SC, is gaining success in her current artistic medium: trash. Smith brings a whole new meaning to “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” with her bright and bold assemblages, where paint has been replaced with lightweight, mostly plastic, odds and ends, like bottle caps, toys, and buttons. By recycling tossed-aside items into assembled “paintings,” Smith is creating art that delivers the important message of environmental responsibility in an evocative and accessible way. Kirkland Smith’s Assemblages are on view January 21 – April 21 at the Franklin G. Burroughs Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. Closed Mondays.

Pictured: “Marilyn,” by Kirkland Smith