Waiting for the metro in Washington, D.C., and New York, Flemish painter Gery De Smet heard a female voice through a loudspeaker repeating “See something? Say something!” encouraging riders to stay alert to the threat of terrorist attacks. Inspired by the evocative phrase, De Smet created a series of witty works focusing on the idiosyncrasies of identity and social constructions for his first painting show in the United States.
The show is accompanied by the survey catalogue "See something? Say something!", which will be available for purchase the night of the opening or through www.gerydesmet.tk.
Read a review of the exhibit in the Washington Post here.
Gery De Smet, See Something? Say Something! Catalog cover.
Gery De Smet, From the series Running Mate.
Acrylic on canvas. 60 x 30 cm.