Pete Smith: Stein’s Law


Pete Smith, The Roots that Clutch, 2019, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

Pete Smith: Stein’s Law

Curated by Sandy Saad

Sunday, January 19 – Sunday, March 29, 2020
Reception: Sunday, January 19, 2 – 4 PM

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is pleased to present Pete Smith: Stein’s Law.

Pete Smith is an artist, critic and curator who lives in Bowmanville, ON. Smith’s painting practice often reflects his interests, concerns, and experiences. His solo exhibition at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington will show a series of recent paintings that explore notions of climate change, pollution, urbanization, domesticity, light and darkness. The exhibition titled Stein’s Law, references the popular American economist’s theory, that if something cannot go forever, it will stop, and poses questions about sustainability in our current economic models. The exhibition will also include works of local abandoned sites in the Clarington region and will be shown at the VAC galleries as well as the Clarington Town Hall and Library.

Pete Smith has exhibited his work extensively since completing his BFA from York University in 1998 and his MFA from the University of Guelph in 2007. Smith has shown his work in solo exhibitions in various parts of Canada and around the world and his writings on art have appeared in Canadian Art and Border Crossings magazines. He is a lecturer in drawing and painting at the OCAD University.

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is a partially accessible venue with an accessible washroom. The front entrance can be accessed by a ramp and an outward-opening door (please note that we do not have an automatic door opener). It is important to note that the loft gallery is not accessible by wheelchair. Accessible parking is available on site. For any special assistance or queries about the venue, please call or email us. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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