Brady Smith

Brady Smith
May 23, 2024 - June 30, 2024

Take Once Daily is an exhibition of installations, video work, and other interventions that talk about self-care, self-help, and self-medication. All three of these terms are incredibly divisive, and yet, we all engage daily with repetitive habits that can be attributed to each category. Their boundaries are often blurry. And while it's easy to criticize the multi-billion dollar industries behind self-care, self-help, and self-medication, it doesn't exempt us from having to recognize their roles in our lives.

It can be challenging to allow ourselves to be introspective and honest about our habits. This exhibition aims to help you question and take stock of what habits in your life you should start, stop, or alter. 


Artist Bios:

Conceptually, I am interested in exploring and portraying mental health through my artistic practice. Employing the use of two-dimensional visual art, I present to the viewer ideas regarding depression, struggles with suicidal ideation, relational loneliness, and other common shared melancholic experiences. This is accomplished mostly through still life and portraiture in a variety of mediums ranging from all printmaking methods, drawing, painting, and other forms of mark-making. The goal of each piece is either to create a composition that conveys a feeling for the viewer to sympathize with to gain a better understanding of another human experience, or to educate a viewer on tools they can adopt to help with these shared struggles. While there is certainly a space for joyful artwork, I think it is essential to portray other emotions of the human condition in order to assist each other in coping with this thing called life.


Public Hours:

Thursdays through Sundays, 12:00pm – 6:00pm, May 23, 2024 - June 30, 2024

Celebration: Saturday, June 1st, 6:00pm  – 9:00pm

Understudy is free-to-visit and open to all. We are located at the Colorado Convention Center / Theatre District light rail stop near 14th and Stout. Look for the Shantell Martin art bench.

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