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Hyperallergic , 01.09.2018

6. Angel Otero: Elegies at the Bronx Museum

October 25, 2017-April 29, 2018

This was easily one of my favorite shows of the year because curator Christian Viveros-Fauné places Otero’s work in relation to that of artist Robert Motherwell and it pays off, big time. It was also nice to walk into a museum gallery and smell the paint of newly finished work, not that I usually advocate for a studio to museum pipeline, but in this case, the work felt important and benefited from that freshness — the ideas were strong, the perspective clear, and the work definitely impressive. In the conversation with Motherwell, Otero has a lot to say, and I was happy to listen. —Hrag Vartanian