NINE LIVES: The Renaissance Society

04/09/2020
NINE LIVES: The Renaissance Society
Marwa Arsanios, Still From Have You Ever Killed A Bear? Or Becoming Jamila, 2013-2014. Courtesy of the artist and Mor Charpentier, Paris
A group exhibition at the Renaissance Society, Chicago. Co-curated with Karsten Lund and running from Sep 12-Nov 15, 2020.  Nine Lives takes shape around a set of protagonists, whether real or imagined, past or present, as if this exhibition were a collection of short stories or personal essays. These figures come forward in the artworks on view, which offer intimate but imperfect access to these... +

Jacquelyn Royal: Form & Concept Gallery

04/04/2020
Jacquelyn Royal: Form & Concept Gallery
Jacquelyn Royal, “Tokyo 1” (detail), 2009, needlepoint, thread on canvas, 15 x 18”
The following review appeared in Visual Art Source in April 2020. Jacquelyn Royal’s landscape needlepoints, titled “The New Police,” center on graffiti in order to explore the authenticity of mark making and the record it leaves. Comprised of stitched panels between 15 by 18 inches (largest) and 4 by 7 inches (smallest), these twelve needlepoints feel especially intimate. This is not... +

Charlene Teters: Way of Sorrows at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

04/02/2020
The following review was originally published by Southwest Contemporary in March 2020. The gallery is partially bisected by a chain-link fence. Three pairs of children’s shoes hang on or sit near it. A few rosary necklaces and beaded bracelets are tied to the fence as well, like quiet memorials. Brown luminarias pepper the fence line with handwritten notes on their sides: “May we see ourselves in the... +