Timothy Taylor Gallery in London recently exhibited all of Kiki Smith's tapestry editions to date in a show titled "Woodland."
The tapestries are published by Magnolia Editions in limited editions of ten; each measures nearly ten feet in height. Two bands of textural imagery run along the top and bottom of each tapestry, suggesting the natural realms of sky and underground – a compositional device borrowed from the medieval Apocalypse Tapestry, a major influence on Smith's woven editions.
The gallery writes:
"Produced in collaboration with Magnolia Editions, the tapestries are rich with allegory, conflating Smith’s confrontation of subjects such as identity, mortality and women’s liberation with visual metaphors in the form of mystical creatures and nude human forms."
Please stay tuned for a forthcoming catalog, coming soon from Magnolia Editions, collecting Smith's tapestries and featuring an in-depth interview with the artist.
For now, check out this interview Vogue Magazine conducted with Smith about her tapestries on the occasion of their exhibition in "Woodland."
More art by Kiki Smith from Magnolia Editions