Jo Smail: Flying with Remnant Wings

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Published in conjunction with the exhibitions Jo Smail: Flying with Remnant Wings shown at The Baltimore Museum of Art, March 1, 2020 – January 3, 2021 and Jo Smail: Bees with Sticky Feet shown at Goya Contemporary, March 18 – October 20, 2020.

The exhibition Jo Smail: Flying with Remnant Wings features 50 paintings and works on paper by Smail, as well as collages produced with fellow South African William Kentridge. The earliest works date to the late 1990s and early 2000s when the artist overcame a studio fire that destroyed all her previous paintings and a stroke that inhibited her movement and speech. Since then, Smail has continued experimenting with different media and compositional strategies. Her profound and unique works, accompanied by their poetic and irreverent titles, reflect an irrepressible joy and optimism; at the same time, they never shy away from a world always on the brink of destabilization. Curated by Kristen Hileman, Independent Curator.

This new artist book features original images, poems, and essays.

Paperback, 144 pages.

9.75 x 0.56 x 10 inches