One of the most important female artists (and important printmaker of any gender), Kiki Smith, has been featured in countless exhibitions across the country with major exhibitions are the New York Museum of Modern Art. Now, the High Museum in Atlanta gets to boast it’s latest major acquisition of the artist’s work with a huge, spectacular show.
The High Museum has acquired 56 major works from Smith through a private collector as well as through the High Museum Fund, and the show will be on exhibit thru January 2012.
Rituals will exhibit the typical themes in Smith’s work including life, death, resurrection and regeneration. This is a pretty spectacular collection of Smith’s work, and anyone who is familiar with her oeuvre will delight in seeing so many works relate together despite being created decades apart. Which is probably why we all love Kiki so much: the ability to constantly challenge the viewer and our preconceptions, even our reality sometimes, and do it with a familiar thread that never bores us and stamps the work as quintessential Kiki.