The Americas Society exhibition begins with the later and quietly beautiful works by the famed Brazilian artist, on view until February 3.
On view through February 3, the exhibition is "a great introduction" to the Brazilian artist's paintings, drawings, and embroidery works.
"This small, carefully curated exhibition...is a first step toward giving Leonilson the place in art history he deserves," writes artist Carlos Motta in this Art Forum Top Ten pick.
When walking through José Leonilson: Empty Man, a "small yet rich show [at Americas Society], one can tell it was curated with great care," says Hyperallergic.
Given current debates about truth and “alternative facts,” such a “total” autobiographical approach surely merits a closer interrogation, which is exactly what curators Cecilia Brunson, Gabriela Rangel, and Susanna V. Temkin do in their exhibition at the Americas Society.