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 funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
This exhibition was supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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.