Alexis Smith is an artist who uses collage and installation to create alternate narratives and understandings of popular culture. Born and raised in Southern California, Smith considers herself a “product” of the entertainment industry. In this video, Ms. Smith gives us a look at how the materials in her studio become artworks, and explains how shared ideas about objects and images lead each viewer to have a unique experience with her work.

The Artist's Museum video series looks at eight significant artists who have produced some of the finest contemporary works in Los Angeles from 1980 to present day. Structured as extended studio visits, these videos capture each artists’ creative process and motivations, developing a rich narrative on the vitality of the Los Angeles artist community.

This series was produced in support of the exhibition THE ARTIST’S MUSEUM: A showcase of works by 146 artists who have helped shape the artistic dialogue in Los Angeles in the last 30 years.

On view at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA OCT 31, 2010–JAN 31, 2011.

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