Mortal: A Portfolio of Woodcuts by Kiki Smith

Exhibitions

Mortal: A Portfolio of Woodcuts by Kiki Smith

May 24–August 18, 2013 in the Lockhart Gallery

woodcut by Kiki Smith from portfolio Mortal

This suite of 12 woodcut prints by groundbreaking American artist Kiki Smith was a 2011 gift of the Gallery Council. Self-published and printed in black on Japanese paper, Mortal (2007) depicts the final stages of the life of the artist’s mother. With great economy, the prints in the portfolio evoke a pathos similar in feeling to the German Expressionists.

This exhibition marks the first time that the entire suite is on view at MAG.

Pictured: Kiki Smith, woodcut from the portfolio Mortal (2007). Gift of the Gallery Council.