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  • Alice Rahon, ¡Torito, Toro! (Little Bull, Bull!), 1951, oil and sand on canvas, 28 3⁄4 × 23 5⁄8".

    Alice Rahon, ¡Torito, Toro! (Little Bull, Bull!), 1951, oil and sand on canvas, 28 3⁄4 × 23 5⁄8".

    Alice Rahon

    Gallery Wendi Norris

    Mexican-French artist Alice Rahon (1904–1987) may not be as well-known as Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, and other Surrealists who worked in Mexico. However, her star is swiftly ascending, as her first US solo exhibition in more than forty-five years at Gallery Wendi Norris made clear. The seventeen pieces on display revealed the extraordinary arc of a career that is almost impossible to categorize. Bringing her shape-shifting vision to bear, Rahon created poetics, cave art, and geometric abstraction to create works of incandescent mystery.

    The French-born artist didn’t begin to paint until

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