'Holocene Extinction' Reviewed

DeShawn Dumas' solo exhibition 'Holocene Extinction' reviewed in artcritical by

John Mendelsohn:

"DeShawn Dumas, in his exhibition Holocene Extinction, takes a number of the conventions of painting today, pushes them, and in the process makes something urgent. These include provocative use of materials, play of one visual system against another, and the presence of painterly gesture. But this work reaches beyond the formal into a zone of emotion and immersion that itself becomes a medium conveying the personal, the political, and the transcendent, and back again in a continuous loop of reference and contingency."


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