Kevin Brazil

  • Dala Nasser, Hibiscus, 2022, bedsheets, pillowcases, dye made of hibiscus and roses, ash, salt, duct tape, iron oxide, rainwater, 86 1/2 x 92".
    picks April 14, 2022

    Dala Nasser

    On first impression, Dala Nasser’s Hibiscus (all works 2022) is a reminder of the poverty of language when faced with the complexities of color. One could describe it as a square patchwork of pillowcases and bedsheets bordered with red duct tape, its gray and brown fabric steeped with washes of pink and purple and flecked with white grit and sand. The generalizing vocabulary of color, however, fails to capture what is so specific about the shades and tones archived in this work. The dye staining the sheets was made from hibiscus, rose, and anemone flowers growing on Nasser’s family farm in south

  • Colter Jacobsen, Down Time with Act Up (London), 2019, graphite on paper, 7 x 8 1/2".
    picks May 27, 2021

    Colter Jacobsen

    Upon entering Colter Jacobsen’s “Fathom,” you are invited to take a pencil in each hand, stand in front of an empty London Records Group album sleeve, close your eyes, raise your arms, and draw two lines where the pencils in your hands hit the wall. A couple of weeks into the run, two thickets had begun to form at the entrance to the gallery. The invitation encourages you to understand drawing as a means to become intimate: with people, places, histories.

    Looking at Jacobsen’s art is like eavesdropping on a private conversation between friends. Each work is accompanied by a text, accessed via QR