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"I Want To See", 2017
Bible paper, nylon thread, acrylic paint, acrylic medium
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection
Gift of the artist
A hanging sheet of translucent beige paper with upper case letters painted across it inside a grid of stitched lines. Each square of the grid contains nine letters.
Krystal Ramirez uses process-based repetition in analog media to articulate intimate moments of absence, vulnerability, and desire. She created this work as an institutional critique of galleries and museums, highlighting the absence of a consistent Latinx presence in the contemporary art world. An earlier iteration of I Want to See was installed in the Clark County Government Center Rotunda from January–March, 2017. This version was created during the artist’s 2017–18 residency at Juhl Las Vegas. (DKS)
To watch our Virtual Tour of this piece, please click on the following link: Barrick Museum of Art Virtual Tour - Krystal Ramirez.