Kiki Smith and Paper
Kiki Smith and Paper: The Body, the Muse, and the Spirit
August 8, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Heralded as one of the most distinctive voices of her generation, Kiki Smith has been crafting captivating, challenging art for more than 35 years – from her early wax and plaster female figures to colorful wall-size tapestries of women and animals in nature. Birth, death, and regeneration are recurring themes – the human condition from its most vulnerable to its most enduring. Although Smith has ventured into an array of mediums, the one material she has most consistently engaged is paper, manipulating it for drawings, prints, and even sculpture.
Highlighting the artist’s passion for paper, this exhibition explored Kiki Smith’s perspective on the human body, and the female form in particular, a figure that has remained the foundation of her art.
Wendy Weitman, independent curator
An Afternoon with Kiki Smith
- Press & Publications
SWAY | Artist Information
EDUCATION | Academic Engagements
Major support for the exhibition and catalogue is provided by Jim Vallion, Bill Goldston, Malinda and Dick Fischer, OSU Museum of Art Founding Patrons and Charter Members, OSU Museum of Art Advocates, and the OSU/A&M Board of Regents.
This was the third in our New York Project, a series of exhibitions bringing the work of major New York artists to Oklahoma.