March is almost here and that means first Thursday. March 4th brings much to do, see and hear in Seattle, and this includes artist Kiki Smith's lecture at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.
Kiki Smith is an American artist who has her beginnings in sculpture, but now spans a wide range of mediums. Smith sculpture work, as well as her extensive work in prints, installations and others, are known for their provocative qualities and have brought her much deserved critical success.
The exhibit to be featured at The Henry is titled I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith and explores the role of photography in the development of her aesthetic as well as the creation of Smith's art. The show runs March 6 through August 15, 2010. There are several events surrounding this exhibit that might be of interest, go to the Henry Art Gallery site for more information.
Pyre Woman on Haunches
Come Away from Her
If you are interested in learning even more about Kiki Smith and her work there are a couple documentaries that are worth watching and can be found on Amazon.com. Kiki Smith: Squatting the Palace, follows Smith and her process of preparing for an eight room installation for the Venice Biennale, 2005. The other is Our City Dreams and features Smith and 4 other female artists and their work as it relates to the city of New York.