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Brooklyn’s smudge studio to mount exhibition at USM

USM Art Galleries is pleased to announce “Zuihitsu: Look Only at the Waves,” an exhibition by smudge studiothat includes work by USMart students and features a 20-foot-long wall drawing and polaroid images of Casco Bay. The exhibition will be in the Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, from Wednesday, October 24-Sunday, December 9. Area Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Members of smudge will give a free public lecture at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 19, in USM’s Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall, Gorham. For more information, see USM Art Galleries or call 207-780-4008.

smudgeis a Brooklyn-based collaboration between artist, designer and independent scholar Jamie Kruse and New School Professor of Media Studies Elizabeth Ellsworth. Their work "meets sites and moments where the geologic and the human converge." They will conduct a workshop on a Casco Bay Lines mail boat tour with USM art students where they will create material for the exhibit.

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smudge studio, “Geologic City: A Field Guide to the GeoArchitecture of New York,” book cover, 2011, 8.25" x 4.5" x .25"