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RETROGRADE: Art by Winston Smith

Current Exhibition

Retrograde: Art by Winston Smith


May 6–June 24


May 6 · 6–9PM

About the Show

Mule Gallery is pleased to welcome artist Winston Smith with a show of his surrealist collages.

Smith, a master of “hand-carved” collage, has been crafting his thought-provoking art since the 1970s. After being abroad for six years, Winston returned to America and was astonished by the complacency the American public exhibited towards the corporate domination in their society. Smith began taking “safe” images from magazines and combining them to create politically charged works of art that challenge the viewer to confront incongruities and political paradoxes of modern society.

Smith first became known for his collaborations with the Dead Kennedys and his numerous album covers, inserts and flyers for the band in their formative years. His technique of cutting out by hand and gluing each individual element has inspired a generation of artists.

Winston’s college work has graced album covers for Green Day, D.O.A., Ben Harper, George Carlin, among others, and his artwork has appeared in Playboy, Spin, Details, Red Herring and the National Lampoon.

Winston has two cats and he likes animal crackers.

Keep Telling Yourself It's Art

Upcoming Exhibition

Austin Kleon: Keep Telling Yourself It's Art


July 1–August 26


July 1 · 6–9PM