655 New York Avenue

Washington DC, DC 20001


Lozenge 7 is the continuation of Phillip K. Smith III‘s on-going Lightworks series that meshes light, form, color, surface, and change via translucent white acrylic forms.  This work, commissioned for Brookfield’s 655 NY Avenue development in Washington, DC, marks the first time that Smith has grouped multiple forms within a singular work.  Using all five forms of Lozenge 7 as his canvas, he created a unique color program that defines variable and constantly shifting color and spatial relationships.

 

About Phillip K Smith III

After growing up in the Southern California’s Coachella Valley, Phillip K. Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. From his Southern California studio, he creates light-based work that draws upon ideas of space, form, color, light and shadow, environment, and change.

Featured in hundreds of online and print publications, Phillip is known for creating largescale temporary installations such as Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree, Reflection Field and Portals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, ¼ Mile Arc in Laguna Beach, The Circle of Land and Sky at inaugural 2017 Desert X exhibition, and Open Sky at the Salone del Mobile, Milano in 2018. Many of these installations are featured in his latest catalog titled “Five Installations” published by Grand Central Press. His public artworks are sited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, Oklahoma City and beyond; and the artist was recently commissioned to create permanent, light-based works for the cities of West Hollywood, CA and Bellevue, WA. The artist’s work is also included in the current exhibition Unsettled organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and artist Ed Ruscha, and in the accompanying exhibition catalog.

 

Lozenge 7, 2019

Acrylic, LED lighting, plywood, electronic components, unique color program

72 x 144 x 9 inches