May 24–August 18, 2013 in the Lockhart Gallery
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.