Reilly Davidson

  • View of “TARWUK: Bijeg u noć,” 2020–21.
    picks November 19, 2020


    For their debut exhibition here, the Croatian-born artists Ivana Vukšić and Bruno Pogačnik Tremow—who work together as the collaborative entity TARWUK—present an astonishing assortment of drawings, sculptures, and paintings that interrogate trauma, violence, and loss. (Their name, according to the show’s accompanying text written by critic Bob Nickas, is “meant to signal an entwining of identity towards a common purpose: four hands, one mind.”) Per Nickas, TARWUK’s art calls to mind myriad sources, including dystopic science fiction (such as the 1982 movies Blade Runner and Road Warrior), the

  • Srijon Chowdhury, Mother and Daughter, 2020, oil on linen, 9 x 12".
    picks May 07, 2020

    Srijon Chowdhury

    During my final pre-isolation gallery crawl, I had the pleasure of seeing Srijon Chowdhury’s oil paintings at Foxy Production. It felt as though I had entered an alternate reality, populated by enchanted flowers, mysterious women, and a menagerie of eerie woodland creatures. The artist favors a Mannerist approach in the rendering of his subjects: distorted proportions, bizarre lighting. With Child (all works cited, 2020) depicts a pregnant woman haloed by crimson flowers wrapped around two long, thorny stems that gird the right and left sides of the canvas. Her suspiciously blank face makes one