Cruz Ortiz, El Jesse Amado, 2017
“These works are not just about the image you see but really are about the time spent with the artist and sitter. The conversation with Jesse was the art and for me when I see this painting I’m not only thinking about every brush stroke and the decisions that allowed to exist on the canvas but also the experience of looking directly at Jesse and hearing him talk. It was badass.”Cruz Ortiz for Glasstire
“…that high cicada hum being one of the ways we knew we were home, in our skins, our hair our downstairs rooms where …living as we do moving as we do … body as body, of experience, body of art, body not…” —Jenny Browne
On view in Monarchs: Brown and Native Artists in the Path of the Butterfly at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art through June 2, 2019.