José Sierra at Gerald Peters Contemporary

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... +

Sámi Intervention / Dáidda Gážada Museum of Contemporary Native Arts at IAIA

The following review appeared in Visual Art Source in February 2020. For an exhibition that covers so much ground, “Sámi Intervention / Dáidda Gážada” is deceptively and wonderfully modest, with just three works by Carola Grahn (Sámi/Sweden) in collaboration with New Mexico Diné artist, Autumn Chacon, Joar Nango (Sámi/Northern Norway), and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers... +

Eight Views on Opera: Bel Canto at Site Santa Fe

The following article was first published by The Seen in September, 2019. The story is well-known and repeated often: Orpheus and Eurydice are in love. Orpheus is renowned for his voice. Eurydice is an oak nymph and the child of Apollo. Just before the wedding, she is bitten by a snake and dies. Unable to accept his grief, Orpheus travels to the underworld armed with only his lute. Surely, if he can sing... +