Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Landscapes of an American Modernist
January 27, 2012 - April 29, 2012
Santa Fe, NM
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
The first exhibition of a Native American artist at the O’Keeffe Museum frames Smith’s artwork within the context of American landscape painting. It includes abstract oil paintings from the Petroglyph Park Series that visualize the contested lands along the Río Grande River, west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and works on paper from the Chief Seattle Series named for the leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish people. Together they comprise Smith’s “inhabited landscapes” in which she joins modernist color and abstract techniques with her unique visual vocabulary of figures.