Montreal, August 30, 2017 – Galerie Youn will open an exhibition featuring Canadian artist Mark Liam Smith on Thursday, September 21, on view until October 21, 2017. Of Centaurs and Men will showcase 24 oil paintings by Smith. More information and images after the jump!
Our friend Mark Liam Smith recently unveiled a beautiful new painting series entitled “A Day At The Met”. The new body of work features a world where those who attend The Met have a much different way of interacting with the art. This body of work also landed Smith an invitation to show at a group exhibition at Montreal’s Galerie Youn a few weeks ago, where he sold out and was invited to sign with them.
Mark Liam Smith developed an interest in art at an early age and spent much of his childhood drawing obsessively. After completing three bachelor degrees—Fine Arts (Painting), Science (Physiology), and Arts (Linguistics)—at the University of Saskatchewan, he moved to Paris to continue studying art in some of the world’s greatest museums. After some time, he returned to Canada to pursue a Ph.D. in Linguistics at McGill University. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Ottawa, where he worked on behalf of the Canadian Department of Defence for several years before returning to his first love: painting.