The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery
A selection of prints from the past 25 years, this exhibition showcases the printmaking techniques of a variety of contemporary artists. While some, including Julia Wachtel and Annette Lemieux, use printmaking to comment on contemporary political events, others, such as Lesley Dill and Louise Bourgeois, use the medium to express personal, feminist concerns. Traditional landscape themes interest Ellsworth Kelly and Rosemarie Trockel while Lucian Freud and Chuck Close prefer figurative subjects. Abstraction also remains important, exemplified by such artists as Terry Winters, Richard Serra, and Julie Mehretu.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is supported in part by Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
Born, 2002. Kiki Smith (American, b. 1954). Color lithograph; 172.9 x 142.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro 2004.34.