I had the incredible honor of being a studio assistant for Mimi Smith, one of the artists in P.S. 1’s WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution. P.S. 1 asked _gaia, the studio where I am currently doing the Wonder Women residency, to provide support while various curators and the public visited the artists’ studios, which have been in SoHo since the 1970’s. I was so lucky to be paired with Mimi — she was extremely gracious about having people in her home and studio, and her work is inspiring, complex and beautiful.
Given that much of my recent work is computer dependent, I really enjoyed these paintings from the 80’s. She was working doing computer graphics for error messages (it was all just pixels then) and used them in her art. Imagine if we could see the poetry in the blue screen of death!