“Ali Smith: She Fell and Missed the Ground” Exhibit Opens at Local Gallery 

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“Ali Smith: She Fell and Missed the GroundExhibit Opens at Local Gallery 

WHITTIER, CA (January 12, 2005)—“Ali Smith: She Fell and Missed the Ground,” a large-scale installation exhibit by artist Ali Smith, opens January 16 and runs through February 25 in  Greenleaf Gallery, located in Mendenhall on the Whittier College campus. An opening reception will take place between 3:00-5:00p.m. on Thursday, January 16. Both reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information on this exhibit, the artist, or for exhibition hours, please contact Associate Professor of Art Kim Russo, (562) 907-4200 ext. 4687. 

“She Fell and Missed the Ground” features new large-scale paintings and drawing installation by artist Ali Smith that deal with flight, loss and vertigo envisioned in a Lilliputian landscape. Smith uses a variety of media including puffy paint, glitter, sequins and frosting-like paint to portray a topsy-turvy world inhabited by fanciful, Baroque-inspired characters. 

Ali Smith earned a B.S. in studio art from Skidmore College in 1998 and an M.F.A. at California State University, Long Beach in 2003. Influenced by her education on both coasts as well as living in Paris for a year, Smith has been in numerous exhibitions nationally as well as abroad, including recent shows in Amsterdam and Tokyo. Smith lives in Long Beach, CA. 

Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service. 

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