Tim Smith-Stewart | Jeffrey Azevedo is an artist duo creating contemporary art at the intersection of performance, installation and print media. Friends since high school, Tim and Jeffrey construct poetic frameworks to investigate the complexity of aliveness.
Tim as an artist, activist, and youth worker and Jeffrey as an artist and electrical engineer utilize their respective multi-dimensional backgrounds to create art work serving as dialectic where personal experience is conversation with larger systems.
Whether in performance or presented as installation the art becomes immersive experience for the audience where text, body, structure, and technology work seamlessly towards a singular vision.
Most recently they premiered Awaiting Oblivion—Temporary Solutions for surviving the dystopian future we find ourselves within at present at On the Boards in February 2017 and The Perpetual Insurrection of Claude Cahun at the Henry Art Gallery in October 2017.
Twenty minute selections of Awaiting Oblivion have been presented at: On The Boards NorthWest New Works festival (SEA), Risk/Reward Festival (PDX), and Fresh Oysters Performance Research (MSP). Tim and Jeffrey have presented multiple installations including their video/paper tapestry installation Queer City Lost at New Tomorrow, Erasure curated by the Lion’s Main Art Collective, and the Velocity Dance Center Big Bang. They also presented Stained glass in my replacement church at the 2014 Lofi Arts Festival.
From 2011-2013 Tim & Jeffrey co-created The Eternal Glow Project—a four part performance/installation which premiered work at The Seattle Center Next50 (The Eternal Glow of Electric Hearts), On the Boards NorthWest New Works Festival 2013 (Ω<1), and Lofi Arts Festival at Smoke Farm 2013 (Less than red, more than violet).