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2010 Exhibitions:

I Myself Have Seen It: Photography & Kiki Smith

North Galleries

March 6, 2010August 15, 2010


Image 1 / 10: Kiki Smith. Untitled (from: Crow).

Image 2 / 10: Kiki Smith. Untitled.

Image 3 / 10: Kiki Smith. Untitled (Head of Guanyin).

Image 4 / 10: Kiki Smith. Sanpaku.

Image 5 / 10: Kiki Smith. Sleeping Witch.

Image 6 / 10: Kiki Smith. Harpies.

Image 7 / 10: I Myself Have Seen It: Photography & Kiki Smith. (installation view).

Image 8 / 10: I Myself Have Seen It: Photography & Kiki Smith. (installation view).

Image 9 / 10: I Myself Have Seen It: Photography & Kiki Smith. (installation view).

Image 10 / 10: I Myself Have Seen It: Photography & Kiki Smith. (installation view).

Comprising loans from the artist’s archives and several private collections, this exhibition explored a number of distinct ways photographs play a central role in the development of Smith’s aesthetic and in the creation of her art. Among the remarkable range of Smith’s photographic works, the exhibition featured hand-made composites, diaristic snapshots, video collaborations, and unique takes on computer-based techniques. Conceived as a series of distinctive installations, the exhibition incorporated dense arrangements of snapshots that suggest how Smith thinks visually, along with large-scale presentation photographs of her sculptures, and sequences of staged narratives – Smith’s unique versions of traditional fairy tales. It juxtaposed source photographs from the beginning of a project with the sculptures they inspired. The exhibition also featured examples of important early experiments with captured images, such as the slide show-performance Life Wants to Live (1982), and the artist’s animations of 19th-century motion photographs by Eadweard Muybridge.

The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
April 8 – August 14, 2011

The Tang Museum at Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
September 17 – December 30, 2011

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Scottsdale, AZ
February 11 – May 20, 2012

Curated for the Henry by Chief Curator Elizabeth Brown with generous support from ArtsFund, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Steven Johnson and Walter Sudol.
Featured artists: Kiki Smith
Image 1: Kiki Smith. Untitled (from: Crow). 1997. Chromogenic (Ektacolor) color print. © Kiki Smith, courtesy The Pace Gallery.
Image 2: Kiki Smith. Untitled. 1995. Chromogenic (Ektacolor) color print. © Kiki Smith, courtesy The Pace Gallery.
Image 3: Kiki Smith. Untitled (Head of Guanyin). 2002. Chromogenic (Ektacolor) color print. © Kiki Smith, courtesy The Pace Gallery.
Image 4: Kiki Smith. Sanpaku. 1998. Chromogenic (Ektacolor) color print. © Kiki Smith, courtesy The Pace Gallery.
Image 5: Kiki Smith. Sleeping Witch. 2000. Chromogenic (Ektacolor) color print. © Kiki Smith, courtesy The Pace Gallery.
Image 6: Kiki Smith. Harpies. 2000. Chromogenic (Ektacolor) color print. © Kiki Smith, courtesy The Pace Gallery.
Image 7: I Myself Have Seen It: Photography & Kiki Smith. (installation view). 2010. Henry Art Gallery. Photo credit: Richard Nicol
Image 8: I Myself Have Seen It: Photography & Kiki Smith. (installation view). 2010. Henry Art Gallery. Photo credit: Richard Nicol
Image 9: I Myself Have Seen It: Photography & Kiki Smith. (installation view). 2010. Henry Art Gallery. Photo credit: Richard Nicol
Image 10: I Myself Have Seen It: Photography & Kiki Smith. (installation view). 2010. Henry Art Gallery. Photo credit: Richard Nicol