Photographs by New York-based artist, Seton Smith, are at once abstract and vividly familiar. Smith is interested in concepts of how architecture and environment affect people psychologically.
She invites people to be more conscious of their architectural environments. To do this, she presents images that focus on the formal aspects of a given space, such as color, line, form and perspective. This photographic strategy decodes the symbols embedded within each space.
All of Smith’s photographs are heat mounted between sheets of nonreflecting Plexiglas. This results in a unique, sculptural effect. Smith’s work is included in many prestigious private and public collections. A selection of her public commissions includes The International Center for Photography, New York;, The Whitney Museum of Art, New York, The Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.