Ottawa Citizen - When I phone Kiki Smith in New York City she is asleep and misses the call, which makes my opening question — do you ever sleep? — either prescient or unnecessary. Like so much with Smith’s work, it’s open to interpretation.
The question is inspired by Smith’s output. The 62-year-old artist, who will launch the second season Contemporary Conversations at the National Gallery of Canada on March 31, has produced a vast catalogue in many media — clothing, scarves, posters, plaster, screen prints, etchings, glass, bronze, silver, gold, rubber, wood, silk, linoleum, even blankets. So it’s unexpected to hear her say, when we connect on the second attempt, “Sorry, I overslept.”
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