Greg Parma Smith: Music of the Spheres

By Aoife Rosenmeyer

Greg Parma Smith, Offering with Sunkist, 2017, oil on canvas, 76 × 117 cm. Photo: Annik Wetter. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich

Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich, 22 April – 27 May Greg Parma Smith’s painting skill puts one in mind of Parrhasius, the Ancient Greek artist who, according to the myth, tricked his colleague Zeuxis into believing that a curtain covered a painting when the curtain was the painting itself. Little wonder that sincerity is continually challenged in Smith’s art, given his works’ capacity to deceive; in his current series, through which he grapples with ideas of the spiritual infinite, they do so…

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