reviews

  • View of “Aman Sandhu,” 2020. From left: Gada, 2018; Against against, 2019.

    View of “Aman Sandhu,” 2020. From left: Gada, 2018; Against against, 2019.

    Aman Sandhu

    Market Gallery

    The title of Aman Sandhu’s solo show “SO GLAD” was derived from a phrase the artist scrawled in green spray paint across the freshly stuccoed walls of Market Gallery: SO GLAD TO HAVE SEEN THIS. The graffiti functioned as a preemptive commentary on the exhibition itself: Suggesting a self-satisfied aside or maybe an Instagram caption, it loosely anticipated how a majority-white art scene might mark its support for work by an artist of color. This hyperbolic sarcasm drove home both Sandhu’s satirical intent and his interest in the pitfalls and tropes surrounding the act of exhibiting as a POC

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