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Solo exhibition by Gita Šmite - I Am

This solo exhibition by Gita Šmite will not only feature her latest paintings, but older ones as well, thus telling the story about the artist's life and values. It is interesting to look back at what has happened in the work of the artist the past 25 years and what has changed. The children in the paintings have grown up. Replacing a princess' chair is a sauna bath, while beads and spangles have been replaced by a flower wreath or gray hair. The beautiful models have taken off their evening dresses and have become just women - neither abstract, but real - from Kolka, from Riga.