The American Job
November 4, 2022–January 27, 2023
64 White Street
The American Job, a new exhibition by Studio Job, captures the sights and symbols of the America that Job Smeets was introduced to growing up in Europe, and re-encountered as he traversed the expanse of the country in 2019, from the Statue of Liberty to Graceland to the Hollywood Hills. Featuring nine monumental bronze designs meticulously painted in a trompe-l’oeil style, Smeets brings his sophisticated yet provocative aesthetic and conceptual approach to the complicated subject of America.
The exhibition is at once a revelation of Smeets’ mastery of material and form, a love letter to his road trip throughout the USA, and an outsider’s reflection on a country divided and at the center of international attention.
This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
Exhibition Design in collaboration with Almost Studio.