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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... +

José Sierra at Gerald Peters Contemporary

03/23/2020
The following review appeared in Artforum in March 2020. In his latest body of work, José Sierra presents thirteen large anthropomorphic vessels that combine sculpture, painting, and ceramic techniques. Their varying surface textures and distilled vocabulary of geometric marks and colors (saturated lemon yellows, pinks, lime greens, and cobalt blues pattern dark gray and black surfaces) evoke the paintings of... +