Music for Chameleons is a project that merges painting and design, Brendan Smith and Henry Barrett's personal practices. Smith and Barrett experimented wit aerospace and automotive aterials including Corafoa, V reactive and luminous iquid plastic and rubber. The result is a process based study in the
materiality of painting and its relation to contextual issues of design. Existing as both furniture and fine art objects, the work playfully shifts between various identities and expectations.
Brendan Clarke Smith lives and works in New York. He received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI in 2006; he received his MFA from Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT in 2011. His recent solo and two person shows include Music for Chameleons at 315 Gallery, New York, NY, 2016; PaintingID at FIVE ELEVEN, New York, NY, 2015; S1 at Louis B. James, New York, NY, 2014; Chaos, Control, Chaos, Control at Louis B. James, New York, NY, 2012. His recent group shows include Winter Show at Koki Arts, Tokyo, JP, 2015; Metamodern at Denny Gallery, New York, NY, 2016; Diff’rent Strokes at Louis B. James, New York, NY, 2013; Considering the Provisional at FJORD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2012; Potential Images at 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2012.
Henry Barrett (b. 1992 Princeton, NJ) lives and works in New York. He received his B. Arch. from Cooper Union and is a practicing architect.