jo smail
collaborations

2005
Collaborations with William Kentridge.

"..And visual speech becomes a dialogue in several small-scale collaborations between Ms. Smail and her fellow
countryman William Kentridge, done from 2002 to 2005. One artist would start a piece; the other would add to it,
riffing on the original image. Done through exchanges by mail, these small, eloquent pieces suggest a primer of how
visual language works, moving from gesture toward meaning, with meaning never pinned down." Holand Cotter - New
York Times February 2006.
#7 Mixed Media 15" x 22"
#8 Mixed Media 15" x 22"
#9 Mixed Media 15" x 22"
#10 Mixed Media 15" x 22"
#11 Mixed Media 22" x 15"
#12 Mixed Media 15" x 22"
Conversations Collaboration with William Kentridge. Curated by Barry Nemett.
Evergreen House,  Baltimore, MD.
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE.
Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, Hartford, CO
Tufts University Gallery, Medford, MA
Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Karl Drerup Gallery, Plymoth State University,  NH.
#1 Mixed Media 22" x 30"
#2 Mixed Media 22" x 30"
#3 Mixed Media 22" x 30"
#4 Mixed Media 22" x 30"
#5 Mixed Media 22" x 30"
#6 Mixed Media 22" x 30"
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2006
Fables of La Fontaine
Publisher: University of Washington Press (2006)  in association with
Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore) and Institute for American Universities (Aix-en-
Provence)

In 1855 the French caricaturist Honoré Daumier and six other artists proposed to illustrate anew
the fables of revered French poet and fabulist Jean de la Fontaine (1621–95), and what a book
it would have been! Their project was never realized -- until now. Prompted by Daumier’
sintention, artist Koren Christofides has brought together more than sixty artists from across the
United States, Europe, and Asia to create original artwork for Fables of La Fontaine. These
illustrations -- by painters, printmakers, photographers, ceramists, sculptors, conceptual artists,
fiber artists, and art historians -- celebrate an extraordinary intersection of contemporary art
with the fabulist tradition. Constantine Christofides and Christopher Carsten have translated
sixty-five of La Fontaine’s fables.