This retrospective of British artist Richard Smith's "kite" paintings produced from 1972 through 1977grew out of a show at MIT's Hayden Gallery that was the first American exhibit of these works as a group. In her introduction, Marjory Supovitz describes this body of work as follows:". . .Cutaneous surfaces, hung individually or overlapped serially on the wall, or strung out and suspended from above. In these pieces, visible support mechanisms, such as aluminum rods or tubes, become a crucial part of the paintings' imagery.