Kehinde Wiley

HOUSTON Museum of Fine Arts Nearly all of the figures in the exhibition are deceased, wounded, or in repose, in striking contrast to Wiley’s previous works in which his subjects are (almost) invariably dynamic, assertive, and commanding.

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Kelly Akashi

SEATTLE Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington Fired into inertia, despite their malleable clay origins, the sculptures have a static, rigid quality, reinforced by the bronze and glass casts. In this sense, they are more ecological memorials than myths of origins.

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Jeneen Frei Njootli

VANCOUVER Macaulay + Co. Deftly combining sculpture, photography, performance, and poetry, Frei Njootli’s meditations on Indigenous sovereignty, decolonization, and the body read like a nuanced, multifaceted story that takes off from and remains grounded in place, time, and memory.

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