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Visionary Sugar: Works by Kiki Smith
New, multi-media work by internationally acclaimed artist Kiki Smith including gilded sculpture and relief work, drawings on Nepal paper, and tapestry designs – is presented by the Neuberger Museum of Art. In Visionary Sugar, Smith offers a glimpse of an early paradise through her images of women, birds, the moon, and the stars. Among the new works created for this exhibition are two large, hanging sculptures depicting birds, flowers, and holy mandalas; large multi-colored, gilded reliefs of birds and starbursts; single birds as messengers or souls; an annunciation figure; and drawings of women. Over the years, Smith has demonstrated an uncanny ability to link religious imagery with earthly concerns. She is interested in the visualization of Eastern and Western belief systems, in the individual’s relation to mysticism, and in exploring and creating a space between heaven and earth.