Fredericks & Freiser Gallery
New York, New York
Zak Smith’s work moves from sharply rendered poignancy to candy-colored excess. Within a general atmosphere of a dazed freneticism, he offers uncanny and excessive portraits, synthetically luminous abstractions, and somewhat narrative compilations of drawings. Together, they exist in a world that can’t decide whether it’s awake or asleep, gorgeous or vaguely psychedelic.