Anna Furman

  • View of “Eric-Paul Riege: iiZiiT [+\/\/o],” 2022.
    picks October 13, 2022

    Eric-Paul Riege

    Los Angeles is a city of incongruities: One block from the chaotic Hollywood Walk of Fame is a serene and contemplative installation about Indigenous traditions from a promising artist based in New Mexico. Eric-Paul Riege is a member of the matrilineal Navajo clan Naaneesht'ezhi Tachii'nii, Charcoal Streaked Division of Tachii'nii; his mother’s great-grandmother was a master weaver. Drawing on familial traditions of weaving, knitting, and jewelry making, Riege creates totemic fiber sculptures that transform into costumes for durational performances—what the artist refers to as “weaving dances.”

  • picks July 01, 2022

    Jessie Homer French

    Cartoonish pine trees, flat skies, and billowing American flags converge on the canvases of octogenarian painter Jessie Homer French. Last year, in response to the politicization of the United States Postal Service during Trump’s presidency, the artist documented several post office locations that were either defunded or at risk of being closed. Isolated planes of brick red and institutional gray set the structures apart from their surrounding environments, which are at turns dramatically verdant and arid. Unpeopled, the scenes are eerie, save for the occasional passing dog or bobcat.