i don’t think i’m all that interested in any of this newer Rojas stuff. it all feels a little too totemic/cheesy-new-age…as though i should have some sort of star-chart in hand when i view it or something.
it’s not really enough of anything one way or another in terms of its relational stance with the folk art/old-school feminist thing. and i think because of this, some of the humor falls flat or feels really played and timid.
the same could almost be said of artists like saville or cecily brown (minus the folkart stance), but then, the same can’t be said of them. which i guess is the telling difference for me.
Based on what Kavi’s giving us on the website, I agree with Sam and Jen. I’m just having a hard time getting excited about anything they’ve put up to see. The press release says something to the effect of the exhibit immersing us in Rojas’s world, and transforming the gallery. Maybe installation shots would make me more into what’s up here. (I requested from gallery. I was ignored by gallery.)