Shuttered.

Shuttered tells an industrial narrative through incessant audio and visual repetition that mirrors the monotonous labor of the factory floor. A shape reminiscent of shattered glass is systematically filled with over two thousand windows that have been sourced from the homes and businesses surrounding abandoned factories in the Rust Belt. Audio from an automotive factory’s …

Ideal Moments.

Some of the images are soft, feminine, intimate. Others are pulled back, harshly lit, topographic. Both approaches are accurate depictions of this desolate space. Ten years later I am attempting to understand by existing within a plot of land not intended for me. There is a generational lapse within this chain link fence of fathers …

Print Sale!

I am selling any of my Instagram photos now through Valentine's day! One 5x7 for $25 (including shipping) or two for $35. Following me @kaitlynjosmith_art to browse the images and simply DM me a screenshot to purchase. Venmo payments only. Thanks in advance for all of your love and support!

While He Foraged.

I spent a lot of my summer with my dad in the junkyard. I needed a new driver's side mirror, battery and windshield for my van and he wanted bucket seats for his chevy and a rusted out lawnmower for yard art. We managed to scavenge all of the items on our list plus $4.72 …

Get on the Fridge.

One of my closest friends and I began a podcast. Get on the Fridge is 15% art, 15% agriculture and 70% nonsense. In the first episode we talk about the recently passed Farm Bill, emotional support chickens, bruises and bachelorette parties. Give it a listen if you feel so inclined and let me know what you think. …

This Night, This Age, These People.

I found this saved in my notes this morning and thought I would share. Drunken ramblings from the backseat of a rusted out Toyota. December 22nd, 1:44 AM. Maybe I’m young, maybe I’m drunk, maybe I’m in love, maybe there’s a boy serenading me with acoustic covers in the basement. I want to remember this, …

Standard, December 26th.

America Standard, December 26th, 3:15 PM. It has been a little over a month since I was last here; the 11th anniversary of Standard's shutdown has silently come and gone and little has changed. It is warm today and, although I feel feverish, I know that these sunny Ohio days are rarest in December. My …

2018: for Posterity.

January ...began in Ohio with Image Ohio 18 before heading back to Arizona. February ...was short as always. I participated in Infuse with fellow artist and dear friend Marisa Lewon, prepped for SPE and a trip to NYC with Neil. My artistic practice remained fairly spastic. March ...started with a cross country flight to Philadelphia for the …

Familiar Familial Landscape.

Shot over Thanksgiving 2018, these images tell an abstract narrative of familial love, loss and longing. The making of these photographs is a coping mechanism. The camera stands between me and the reality of a holiday season without one of my grandmother's and the memory loss of another. Truth has become a metaphysical ideal and …