Two very different female american artists and friends share this joint exhibition at Lorcan O’Neill. Kiki Smith is a painter and sculptor who’s work often engages with issues of sex, death and regeneration. Betty Woodman works predominantly with pottery, conjuring colourful and irreverent images that are a testament to the eighty-year-old artist’s inexhaustible vitality.
Image Credits 1–Betty Woodman, Italian Balcony View, 2001. Terra sigillata, graphite, wax and fabric dye on paper, 63.5 x 94 cm / 25 x 37 in. Courtesy Galleria Lorcan O'Neill
; 2–Kiki Smith, Sitting on Water, 2016, Ink, pencil, glitter and collage on Nepalese paper, 188 x 104 cm / 74 x 40.9 in. Courtesy Galleria Lorcan O’Neill
; 3–Kiki Smith, Fortune, 2014, Jacquard tapestry, 274 x 183 cm / 107.9 x 72 in. Courtesy Galleria Lorcan O’Neill
; 4–Kiki Smith, Annunciation, 2010, Bronze on wooden base, 150 x 50 x 80 cm / 59.1 x 19.7 x 31.5 in. Courtesy Galleria Lorcan O’Neill
; 5–Betty Woodman, Summer Triptych, 2003. Terra sigillata pigments, graphite and wax on paper, 63.5 x 94 cm / 25 x 37 in. Courtesy Galleria Lorcan O’Neill
; 6–Betty Woodman, Reversal, 2016. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, acrylic paint, canvas, 213 x 119 x 33 cm / 83.9 x 46.9 x 13 in. Courtesy Galleria Lorcan O’Neill