Art Now Lightbox: Melanie Smith with Rafael Ortega
Parres
Tate Britain: Exhibition
17 June 13 August 2012

Set in the small town of Parres, just outside of Mexico City, this trilogy of films explore the construction and breakdown of pictorial illusion by deliberately making visible the processes of film and painting. The town was selected for its anonymity, neither recognisably Mexican, nor central European. Each film explores the disappearance, or revealing, of the visible world through the transformative process of monochromatic painting.

Melanie Smith was born in Poole, England and lives and works in Mexico City. Smith has shown widely in the United States, Europe and Mexico yet this is the first solo presentation of her work in the UK.