Past Exhibition

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.