November 28, 2022

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Monica Kim Garza Gets “Closer” To the Self In New Exhibition @ V1 Gallery

https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/painting/monica-kim-garza-gets-closer-to-the-self-in-new-exhibition-v1-gallery/
Monica Kim Garza Gets

Leisure has taken on new meaning this year. Where we  often consider leisure as an adjunct to our routines, a respite to refuel personal batteries and clear the mind, COVID blotted out many  options for relaxation, so we’ve invented new ways to chill even as “chill” was the only thing we could do. The murder of George Floyd and subsequent social justice protests remind us that a life with room for leisure, where there is time, in the words of Walt Whitman, to “loaf and invite my sould”  is reserved for a few and actively policed for others. This year has made us think of space and rest in ways not normally discussed in the artworld, or even among friends,…

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