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The Yashar Gallery show in December has received some attention by writers. Three arts writers, Liza Renia Papi, Jessica M. Rodríguez Colón and Erin Gleason have given their feedback on the show. What we enjoy most is the varying perspectives and readings of the work.

Sandra Stephens & Jeanne Proust

‘…The traces of cultural signification revealed by artists Oneika Russell, Sharon Norwood, and collaborators Jeanne Proust and Sandra Stephens, engage with a deeper level of meaning than what lies on the surface. In a clever twist, the artists – women who all have roots in Jamaica or Guadeloupe – compel the viewer to contemplate deeper meanings of selfhood and identity by taking a closer, and slower, look at the surface of things.’ – Excerpt from Erin Gleason’s review, “Surface Traces” at Yashar Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Sharon Norwood

‘…These conversations go from philosophical ideas to the art market all the way to the understanding of post-colonial female Caribbean identity. The traces of our Caribbean bodies go from our everyday actions and objects to our  bodies and its relation to those who see us as other; all the way to inserting our voices into the dialogues.’
–  Excerpt from Jessica M. Rodríguez Colón’s review, Traces: a path toward understanding Caribbean bodies

Oneika Russell

‘…Hegel completed his idea of freedom and beauty when he stated that by freeing ourself, the mind perceives the spiritual content of the work of art, which must also be free in order to be Beautiful. Nature must be reversed with its antithesis, the idea, which brings about the inner unity necessary for spiritual content: nature, idea, spirit = art.’
– Excerpt from Liza Renia Papi’s review, A Review of Surface Traces at Yashar Gallery

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