Photograph of Artist SHERI SMITH
SHERI SMITH
Chicago, Illinois - United States



Original Artworks (41)

Sheri Smith; Sketches Of Brazil, 2009, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Robert Irving III: Sketches of Brazil...
Sheri Smith
Original Giclee, 2009
20 x 18 inches (50.8 x 45.7 cm)
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Sheri Smith; The Goddess Nicole Mitchell, 2012, Original Printmaking Giclee, 16 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Goddess Nicole Mitchell on Flute...
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Original Giclee, 2012
16 x 22 inches (40.6 x 55.9 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Enchanted By Larry Gray, 2009, Original Printmaking Giclee, 24 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241 Enchanted by Larry Gray...
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Original Giclee, 2009
24 x 60 inches (61.0 x 152.4 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Kelly Sill, 2009, Original Printmaking Giclee, 24 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Kelly Sill...
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Original Giclee, 2009
24 x 48 inches (61.0 x 121.9 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Houston Person Live, 2018, Original Printmaking Giclee, 12 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 Houston Person Live...
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Original Giclee, 2018
12 x 22 inches (30.5 x 55.9 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Houston Person And The Horn, 2018, Original Printmaking Giclee, 12 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 Houston Person and the Horn...
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Original Giclee, 2018
12 x 22 inches (30.5 x 55.9 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Ernest Dawkins, 2018, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Ernest Dawkins: Live the Spirt Band...
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Original Giclee, 2018
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Denise Thimes, 2018, Original Printmaking Giclee, 22 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Outrageously Good Denise Thimes...
Sheri Smith
Original Giclee, 2018
22 x 24 inches (55.9 x 61.0 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Harry Allen Et Al Quartet, 2018, Original Printmaking Giclee, 28 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 Harry Allen, Scott Hamilton, Andy Brown Quartet...
Sheri Smith
Original Giclee, 2018
28 x 22 inches (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Arturo Sandoval My Heart, 2018, Original Printmaking Giclee, 10 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 Arturo Sandoval, My Heart...
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Original Giclee, 2018
10 x 22 inches (25.4 x 55.9 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Shelia Jordan The Green Mill, 2012, Original Printmaking Giclee, 27 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 Shelia Jordan at the Green Mill...
Sheri Smith
Original Giclee, 2012
27 x 22 inches (68.6 x 55.9 cm)
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Sheri Smith; The Stan Kenton Orchestra, 2018, Original Printmaking Giclee, 22 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra...
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Original Giclee, 2018
22 x 20 inches (55.9 x 50.8 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Frank D Rone At The Green Mill, 2010, Original Printmaking Giclee, 18 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Frank D Rone at the Green Mill...
Sheri Smith
Original Giclee, 2010
18 x 20 inches (45.7 x 50.8 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Herbie Hancock, 2018, Original Printmaking Giclee, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Herbie Hancock...
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Original Giclee, 2018
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Sheri Smith; F Russel D Alexander C Wilkes, 2013, Original Printmaking Etching, 22 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Frank Russel and Dee Alexander and Corey Wilkes Hangin Tight ...
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Original Etching, 2013
22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Les Mccann Jazz Showcase, 2018, Original Printmaking Giclee, 18 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 Les McCann at the Jazz Showcase...
Sheri Smith
Original Giclee, 2018
18 x 22 inches (45.7 x 55.9 cm)
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Sheri Smith; The Best Marlene Rosenberg, 2013, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Best, Marlene Rosenberg...
Sheri Smith
Original Giclee, 2013
20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
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Sheri Smith; One And Only Dee Alexander, 2007, Original Printmaking Giclee, 18 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 One and Only Dee Alexander...
Sheri Smith
Original Giclee, 2007
18 x 22 inches (45.7 x 55.9 cm)
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Sheri Smith; His Majesty Von Freeman, 2008, Original Printmaking Giclee, 18 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 His Majesty Von Freeman...
Sheri Smith
Original Giclee, 2008
18 x 22 inches (45.7 x 55.9 cm)
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Sheri Smith; Chicago Jazz Orchestra, 2018, Original Printmaking Giclee, 22 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Jeff Lindberg...
Sheri Smith
Original Giclee, 2018
22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
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Artist Statement

For the past fifteen years, I have worked on my Capturing Culture series, a body of works on paper, drawn from the audience of live music performances. Sketched in Caran dAche crayon on suede board or with a sharp implement into scratch-board. The pieces portray the performers and often their instruments and parts of the venue. Though ultimately a visual record, the work emerges from a ritualistic creative process which serves to address my feelings about time, creative skill, and visual imagery. The fleeting nature of these performances is central to the work. It is often hard not to see the passing of time as an enemy, but in the case of my work the opposite is true. The impending end of a song, set, or evening offers a sense of freedom, allowing me to work quickly. This rapid pace also dictates my choice of materials. Caran dAche crayons or scratch-boards function best when used quickly and confidently. A darkened venue limits my color palette on the suede board to just what I can see. Additionally, a confined seating space constrains the size of my boards and therefore the number of details I can include. Performances and process are not the only things that are fleeting. In the last fifteen years many of the performers I have drawn have passed away. For many, my series of drawings document the historical relevance of their illustrious careers. I feel a deep sense of appreciation and communion with the performers as ...