'Smart Opens in Sydenham', EyeContact, Warren Feeney, 2013

25/52 spoke of a testing of ideas in the exchange of conversations between artist and dealer. Marie Le Lievre, Boxed Black (Bagged) was a tougher work than she has previously chosen to exhibit, and there is sense that Smart recognised this darker spirit in her painting. Certainly it was brought to the surface in Boxed Black (Bagged), highlighting a no less critical or pervasive and rewarding aspect of her practice.