Visual Art Reviews

“Joiri Minaya: Divergences,” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

“Joiri Minaya: Divergences,” Kemper Museum’s fifth commissioned installation in the Atrium Projects series, extends far beyond the wall upon which it resides. Organized by Assistant Curator Jade Powers, it is a piece both compelling and complex, drawing attention, Powers says, “to the contested connections between nature and femininity, idealized bodies and the stereotypes and exoticization […]

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“Ryan Wilks: Heaven,” The Smalter Gallery

Ryan Wilks’s new exhibition, “Heaven,” at the Smalter Gallery, is awash in flesh. One part indictment of organized religion and another part an exploration of the mythology of the afterlife, “Heaven” is a brooding meditation on Christianity’s obsession with the human body and a lamentation of institutionalized religion’s frequent marginalization of the LGBTQ community, a […]

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“Christine Buchholtz: Clash of Civilizations, presented by Todd Weiner Gallery,” Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

According to the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg, “women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” In a project of timely and provocative clarity, Danish artist Christine Buchholtz has created an alternate universe of global power that channels the Supreme Court Justice’s sentiment. Transforming the Todd […]

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