Review: “Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing,” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Review: “Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing,” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

“Perhaps the most hopeful works in Locke’s exhibition are the watercolors titled ‘Guyana House Boat.’ Locke skillfully depicts well-constructed houseboats that feel strong and inviting. Here, the boat is not a device of war or colonialism or a desperate act of the refugee, nor even a transitory vessel to get you from one place to another. A house boat is a home, a place to rest, even while one moves. If the rest of Locke’s work focuses on an unjust history, his houseboats dream of a better way.”––Neil Thrun, KC STUDIO 

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