Friday, November 04, 2005

Kiki Smith


The great thing about living in the city is being able to meet great artists like Kiki Smith and Chuck Close!!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2005 - Sunday, January 29, 2006
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Kiki Smith: Best known for provocative depictions of the female body, Kiki Smith has explored a broad range of subjects, including religion, folklore, mythology, natural science, art history, and feminism. By turns intimate, universal, visceral, and fragile, Smith’s art renders the figure in frank, nonheroic terms, expressing its dual aspects of vulnerability and strength. Smith uses a wide variety of media, seeking out equivalences between the body and materials of art — the fragility and imperfections of skin and handmade papers, for example, or the fleshy, organic volumes of wax and plaster. Organized in close collaboration with the artist, this full-scale survey of her 20-year career includes nearly 100 objects grouped into thematic clusters she refers to as "gatherings," with works in plaster, bronze, paper, glass, and ceramic, as well as installations, prints, drawings, and photographs.

Book Signing
Chuck Close and Kiki Smith

November 19, 2005
4:00 p.m.
The Schwab Room
Artists Chuck Close and Kiki Smith will be in The Schwab Room to sign copies of Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967–2005 and Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980–2005.

Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967–2005, boasts 100 color and 50 black-and-white images of Close's dazzling self-portraits. Highlighting nearly 40 years of Close's work, the book features essays by Curators Madeleine Grynsztejn and Siri Engberg. Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980–2005, presents an array of Smith's work — including sculptures, works on paper, prints, and paintings — contextualized by essays from exhibition curator Siri Engberg, Linda Nochlin, and Marina Warner and an interview with the artist.

Free and open to the public.


marja-leena said...

Oh, I am envious! I wish I could be there. Is this in San Francisco's MOMA?

Mandy said...

Yes, sorry it's in the SFMOMA. I just bought her book "Prints Books and Things", and I hope to have the opportunity to meet her and have her sign the book. I'm so terribly excited!!!