Pace presents Kiki Smith’s recent bronze sculptures at the ADAA: The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory, New York.
Kiki Smith: Affinity features cast-bronze birds overlaid with gold, silver, and colored leaf; shimmering friezes of stars; dark wolves; and a blue moon. Extending Smith’s interests in animal imagery and the interdependence and vitality of all living things, the works represent a deeply personal and spiritual celebration of the natural world. Some of the sculptures were first presented last year in the exhibition Visionary Sugar: Works by Kiki Smith at the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York. Smith’s sculpture of cast-bronze birds is a centerpiece of Lincoln Center’s new Claire Tow Theater, which opened last summer.
Kiki Smith (b. 1954, Nuremberg, Germany) is a leading figure among artists addressing philosophical, social, and spiritual aspects of human nature. For more than three decades, she has created works of exceptional power and beauty, spanning mediums from sculpture and printmaking to installation and textiles.
Since 1979, Smith has been the subject of more than 150 solo exhibitions internationally at institutions including the Whitney Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Denmark; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Smith has been included multiple times in the Whitney Biennial (1991, 1993, 2002) and La Biennale di Venezia (1993, 1999, 2005, 2009). Her work is held in more than fifty important public collections worldwide.
Kiki Smith lives and works in New York City. She has been represented by the Pace Gallery since 1994.
Pace, Booth C3
ADAA: The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue and 67th Street, New York
Wednesday, March 6 through Saturday, March 9, noon to 8 PM
Sunday, March 10, noon to 6 PM
For more information on ADAA: The Art Show, click here.