Kay WalkingStick: Painting as Memory

7 September - 16 October 2021

Froelick Gallery is very pleased to present our second solo exhibition with Kay WalkingStick -
Painting as Memory. A celebrated artist and member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, WalkingStick has exhibited extensively over the course of her career and is represented in many permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Works on view in Painting as Memory will span WalkingStick’s career. Entries will include paintings and work on paper from her early figurative period, her Apron series, and her abstract oil and wax works (all dating from the 1970s and early 1980s), to her diptychs of the 1990s that pair landscape with abstraction, as well as her ongoing series of grand American landscapes which are overlaid with the patterns of the Indigenous peoples who first inhabited those places. This closely curated selection of over fifty years of artmaking highlights the sweep of WalkingStick’s approaches to love, sensuality, loss, displacement trauma, feminism, and her celebratory relationship to the land.