Teri Henderson

  • View of “Kayode Ojo: Half-Life,” 2023.
    picks January 31, 2023

    Kayode Ojo

    Kayode Ojo’s “Half-Life,” the artist’s first solo outing in Washington, DC, is a haunting and deeply romantic presentation that features sixteen new sculptures comprising an assortment of luxe-looking goods, from vintage cameras and shiny handcuffs to beaded handbags and a pair of rhinestone boots atop a mirrored pedestal. Yet despite the factory-fresh sheen of his materials, the show is suffused with a deathly air—the artist has turned the gallery into a funereal showroom.

    Ojo’s hand is surgical and exacting. His art, rife with unblemished, reflective surfaces, achieves a clean and precise

  • View of “Between Two Worlds,” 2022.
    picks May 24, 2022

    “Between Two Worlds”

    This extraordinary presentation of activist art and ephemera, “Between Two Worlds,” is the inaugural show at collective NoMüNoMü’s new exhibition space in Baltimore. NoMüNoMü, according to its website, is “an intersectional arts collaborative working to challenge the perpetual systems of oppression within and beyond the art world” by joining forces with “artists + grassroots organizations at the intersections of race, age, gender and orientation.” That profound sense of purpose suffuses the show, curated by artist, activist, and NoMüNoMü leader Joseph Orzal, who originally started his enterprise

  • Irina Rozovsky, Untitled (Traditions Highway), 2018, pigment print, 30 x 40 3/4".
    picks March 03, 2022

    Irina Rozovsky

    Irina Rozovsky’s solo exhibition here features sixteen photographs and a giant wall-based text piece—all created between 2015 and 2021—alongside a selection of sourced landscape paintings by unknown artists, picked up at roadside shops. The show is focused around Rozovsky’s journey along Route 15, a Georgia state thoroughfare that’s also known as “Traditions Highway,” which also happens to be the title of this affecting presentation.

    Signs recorded while driving north on GA RT 15 “Traditions Highway” on October 11, 2021, the larger-than-life concrete poem, displays snippets of ready-made language

  • View of “Tony Hope: an end to sleep,” 2021.
    picks October 04, 2021

    Tony Hope

    Tony Hope’s “an end to sleep”—the artist’s most stunning and ambitious presentation to date, as well as his first solo outing with Von Ammon Co.—is a surreal neon fun house chock-full of horror, despair, laughter, and lightness. It is also, auspiciously, the exhibition space’s thirteenth project.

    In the middle of this gallery turned amusement park, Hope creates a chance for you to exorcise your sleep-paralysis demons—and suss out the somewhat tenuous connections between insomnia and creative genius—by interacting with an assortment of phantasmagoric artworks. The main attraction is a fully