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Christian Liclair

Christian Liclair is an art historian and completed his PhD in the research group “Aesthetics of Desire” at the Freie Universität Berlin. His monograph on Sexually Explicit Art, Feminist Theory, and Gender in the 1970s is forthcoming.

Richard Hawkins: The Forrest Bess Variations

For his Forrest Bess Variations, Hawkins created a series of abstract paintings in vibrant colors that are, as the title indicates, mediations on the late Forrest Bess (1911–77), a gay painter from coastal Texas, who is known for translating his mythical visions onto canvas.

Troy Montes Michie: Dishwater Holds No Images

Troy Montes Michie’s Dishwater Holds No Images continues his use of textiles to tell stories of resistance, and expands his work in collage into a space-consuming format.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2022

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