Timothy Taylor presents Kiki Smith
Timothy Taylor, London presents Woodland, by artist Kiki Smith at its London location until 27th October. The exhibition features poetic tapestries, sculptures and works on paper by the American artist which explore themes of mortality, women’s liberation and visual metaphors in the form of mystical creatures and nude human forms.
Smith has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions worldwide including over twenty-five museum exhibitions. Her work has been featured at five Venice Biennales, including the 2017 edition. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2017 was awarded the title of Honorary Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Through everyday materials such as glass, ceramic, fabric and paper, Smith’s work examines the dichotomy between the psychological and physiological power of the body. Smith’s objects and drawings based on organs, cellular forms, and the human nervous system demonstrate her deep understanding of the body’s intimate functions and delicately balance the global with the personal. She uses a broad variety of materials to continuously expand and evolve a body of work that includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing and textiles.