Kaneem Smith Houston First 2000x1325
Houston First

Kaneem Smith

March 21 - August 4
Partnership Tower, 1st Floor Lobby


This presentation is part of an ongoing series of fabric wall-based artworks by Houston-based artist Kaneem Smith. Laborscapes began as an exploration in 2018 and utilizes both natural and hand-dyed cotton canvas which connect color panels that aim to resemble a quilt. According to Smith,  “'Laborscapes' are assembled land-portraits—a close, sustained look through the eyes of archaeological and ancestral imagination, the natural environment transforming from a landscape into a laborscape."


CAMH x Houston First is organized by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and co-curated by Ryan N. Dennis, Senior Curator and Director of Public Initiatives, and Patricia Restrepo, Curator.