Kiki Smith: River Light

Storm King Art Center, NY
15 July – 9 November 2020

Storm King Art Center will present a site-responsive grouping of recent large-scale flag works by acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Kiki Smith (b. 1954, United States), from July 15–November 9, 2020. Kiki Smith River Light will mark the first US presentation of Smith’s flags, which represent a recent element within the artist’s wide-ranging production. This outdoors exhibition highlights the relationship between Storm King's 500-acre setting in New York's Hudson Valley and Smith's lifelong consideration of the natural conditions of space, light and water through her flag series, which is based on Smith's photography and film of the Hudson and East River.

The exhibition's curator, Storm King Senior Curator Nora Lawrence, writes: 'Kiki Smith’s flags reference the unpredictable and beautiful specificity of a natural moment. In the experience of viewing them—of looking up, at and through them, toward the cosmos—they ask us to consider our vast and beautiful universe. We are delighted to share her flag works for the first time in the United States withthis immersive, site-responsive exhibition, which has such important resonance to Storm King’s own site and mission.'