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Sophia Narrett, Wishes (detail), 2019, embroidery thread, fabric, 73 × 39". From “Do You Love Me?”

Sophia Narrett, Wishes (detail), 2019, embroidery thread, fabric, 73 × 39". From “Do You Love Me?”

“Do You Love Me?”

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Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Kyle Dunn, Martine Gutierrez, Gerald Lovell, Reba Maybury, and Sophia Narrett were the six artists featured in “Do You Love Me?,” a group show that took on a number of subjects, such as intimacy, sexual politics, and the body as a site of wonder and horror—ideas that, thankfully, moved beyond the exhibition’s cheeky title.

Gutierrez explored the transmutability of gender and reality as it pertains to self-presentation. Two groups of seven small-scale, black-and-white photographs, Girl Friends (Rosella & Palama), 2014, and Girl Friends (Anita & Marie), 2014, portrayed the artist and a doppelgänger mannequin, similarly attired, in various settings. We saw the artist reaching out for a fake horse in Girl Friends (Anita & Marie 5) as Gutierrez’s “twin” turns away from us in the background under a dusky, lunar sky. With Girl Friends (Rosella & Palama 4) the pair, in

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