JULY 28, 2005 -JANUARY 16, 2006

This monographic exhibition of the work of photographer Rodney Smith addresses the intersection of truth and imagination, which Smith explores through idealized beauty, humor, whimsy, and irony. The title comes from poetic John Keats (1795-1821) who wrote “The imagination may be compared to Adam’s dream; he awoke and found it truth.” Seeking a heightened sense of reality, Smith often creates his images within a surreal or dream-like environment, in which truth and beauty are seen through a metaphorical lens. The exhibition also details Smith’s own visual language, which he developed within the context of photojournalism and documentary photography and later successfully applied to his creative and commercial work.

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