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EASTSIDE INTERNATIONAL, Like There’s No Tomorrow.  Los Angeles, CA. Nine Artists

NATIONAL ART GALLERY OF THE BAHAMAS. NE9 Biennial:The Fruit & the Seed. 

VITA ART CENTER, Ventura, CA. Little Britain. Works by British expats living/working in CA.

NATIONAL ART GALLERY OF THE BAHAMAS. Practices & Routes of Spirituality & Mysticism.

HALLE 14, Leipzig, Germany. Cuba & the Bahamas.Contemporary Art from the Caribbean.

MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY, Lancaster, CA. British Invasion

GALERIE ERNST HILGER, Vienna, Austria. Nassau Calling:Art in the Bahamas.

WALLSPACE GALLERY, West Hollywood, CA. London Transplants.

WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE, Los Angeles, CA. Slightly Salacious.(Curated by Molly Barnes)

BOYD/SATELLITE GALLERY, New Orleans, LA.  Sputnik 2

WARSCHAW GALLERY, San Pedro, CA. Merwin Belin,Troy Cheney, Dave Smith.

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Artists of the Bahamas.

NATIONAL ART GALLERY OF THE BAHAMAS. NE6 Biennial Kingdom Come.

WATERLOO CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Waterloo, Iowa. Master Artists of the Bahamas.

LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE, CA. No Laughing Matter: Art & Humor in S.California.

LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE, CA. Detourned: Merwin Belin & Dave Smith.

DON O’MELVENY GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA. In America Now (Curated by Peter Frank).

NATIONAL ART GALLERY OF THE BAHAMAS. Inaugural Exhibition.

LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE, CA. Merwin Belin,Troy Cheney, Dave Smith.

RUTH CHANDLER WLLMSN. GALLERY, Scripps College,Claremont, CA. Drawing the Line.

SUNYATA GALLERY, San Pedro, CA. Flowmaster: Merwin Belin, Troy Cheney, Dave Smith.

MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles Juried Exhibition.

AUSTIN MUSEUM OF ART, Austin, TX. New American Talent #10.

ORLANDO GALLERY, Sherman Oaks, CA. Michael Vaughn, Tom Parker, Dave Smith.

L.A.ARTCORE, Los Angeles, CA. Wall Works.

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OF LATIN AMERICA, Washington DC. Inter-America Cntnl.

O.K. SOUTH GALLERY, Miami, FL. Florida Invitational. (Curated by Ethan Karp)

GALLERY OF 24, Miami, FL. The Florida Show.

COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS. Independence Invitationals.

CARIFESTA, Barbados. Living Images in the Sun.

                   

BORN:          Derbyshire, England. Lived in  Bahamas 1973-1990; Moved to U.S in 1990, currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.

 

STUDIED:    

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

2020       

2015        

2011        

2011         

2008       

2003       

1995        

1992        

1990        

1990        

1987        

1986        

1984        

1984        

1982        

1981         

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:  (selected)  

 

2019           

2018-19    

2018            

2017-18     

2017            

2016            

2015            

2015            

2014            

2014            

2013            

2012            

2012           

2011            

2010           

2009           

2004        

2003           

2001            

1999            

1999            

1995            

1995            

1992            

1991         

1990           

1988           

1987           

1981/82     

1981           


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

2019        Seph Rodney, An Exhibition in The Bahamas Crosses Boundaries & Borders. Hyperallergic Arts Magazine.

2016        Erica Moiah James, Every N….r is a Star(1974) Reimagining Transatlantic Blackness from Post-Civil Rights U.S to the 

                  Postcolonial Caribbean. Black Camera. Indiana University Press.

2015        Dave Smith, STOP. Self-published photographs of Los Angeles highway stenciled ’Stop’ signs.

2013        30 Emerging  Caribbean Artists to Watch. ARC Magazine, (August issue).

2012        Paul Gorman, Mr. Freedom - Tommy Roberts: British Design Hero. Adelita Ltd.

2012        Erica M. James, Love & Responsibility: The Dawn Davies Collection, (Petrine Archer). 

2011         Erica Moiah James, Master Artists of the Bahamas. (Catalog). Waterloo Center for the Arts, Iowa.

2007       Dave Smith, Marquees of Nassau. Self-published photographs of Nassau drive-in theatre marquees. 

2008       Erica Moiah James, Dave Smith: Twist of Fate, Exhibition Catalog, Ntnl. Art Gallery of the Bahamas.

2008       Artists of the Bahamas, One of 11 artists in feature documentary. 

2006       Krista Thompson, An Eye for the Tropics. Duke University Press. (Pages 288-89; Plate 29).

2003       Erica Moiah James, Inaugural National Exhibition Catalog, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.

2002       Ian Gregory Strachan, Paradise & Plantation. University of Virginia Press. (Book cover art).

1999        Kathy Zimmerer, Flowmaster, ARTScene, (review, April, Vol. 18 #8).

1995        Susan Kandell, RV Lifestyle, Los Angeles Times (review, March 24).

1992        Patricia Glinton, Charles Huggins, Basil Smith, Bahamian Art 1492-1992. (FINCO Bahamas).

1988        Elisa Turner, ARTnews (review, October, Vol. 87).

1988        Elisa Turner,  At the Galleries, Miami Herald, FL. (review, June 23).

 

COLLECTIONS: (Selected)

 

Atlantis Resorts, Paradise Island, Bahamas; Baha Mar Resort, Nassau, Bahamas; Central Bank of the Bahamas;  Colden, McKuin & Frankel, Beverley Hills, CA; D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Nassau, Bahamas; Dawn Davies, Nassau, Bahamas; National Art Gallery of the Bahamas; University of the Bahamas; 

William E. Simon & Sons, Los Angeles, CA; Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.

709 N. Ridgewood Place, Los Angeles, CA. Pictures from America.

D’AGUILLAR ART FOUNDATION, Nassau, Bahamas. Headlines. 

CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS ART GALLERY. Nassau Revisited: Paintings.

POPOPSTUDIOS, Nassau, Bahamas. Marquees (Photographs of Nassau Drive-In Marquees).

NATIONAL ART GALLERY OF THE BAHAMAS. Twist of Fate: Paintings 1975-1989. 

GALLERY 478,  San Pedro, CA.

CROSSING GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, University of California, Riverside, CA.

COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS. Dave Smith: Paintings 1980-1990.

ARTIST’S GALLERY. Nassau, Bahamas. Calypso Skies.

TEMPLE GALLERY, Nassau, Bahamas. Hot, Hot, Hot.

TEMPLE GALLERY, Nassau, Bahamas. Transition in Paradise.

GALLERY OF 24, Miami, FL.

TEMPLE GALLERY, Nassau, Bahamas. Where the Eagle Flies.

TEMPLE GALLERY, Nassau, Bahamas. In Colour and Black and White.

INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, Nassau, Bahamas. On the Edge of Town.

Derby College of Art, Derby, England (now University of Derby) 1959-64; Hornsey College of Art, London, England (now  Middlesex University) 1964-65 (Post-Grad)

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