The Dazzling Damaged Photographs of Paul Anthony Smith

Paul Anthony Smith pierces and picks the surface of his photographs thousands of times to create a surface that is both scarred and dazzling; that is visually magnetic and yet obscuring. The textured images are on view in a double-venue show titled “Junction” at two Jack Shainman Gallery locations in Chelsea, New York through May 11th, 2019.

Lands Apart (detail)

Paul Anthony Smith uses a technique he calls “picotage”, to cut into and lift the surface of the photograph...

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