Mark Smith’s drawings and paintings reveal a world of women, masks and monsters that draw from our collective cultural memory. Images accumulated from movies and magazines are a part of Smith’s visual vocabulary and translate into his artwork repeatedly in a primordial style. His masks were intended to portray a variety of faces including Deadpool, and the fictional killer Michael Myers. He produced work layer upon layer of continuous scribbled line, usually without lifting the mark-making device from the surface. His work was made intently with his focus an integral part of the process and his intensity coming through in color and texture. He worked in a variety of media including pencil, marker, oil pastel, and paint. Mark passed in 2018, leaving behind a tremendously rich body of work.