Linda Vallejo: Artillery Magazine “Pick of the Week”
by Annabel Osberg
October 4, 2017
Linda Vallejo’s show titled “Keepin’ It Brown” affects an antique store atmosphere. Folksily arranged ceramic figurines stand atop pedestals. Walls are adorned with framed pictures of celebrities and pieces appearing as needlepoint. Embedded in this homey pop-culture veneer is sharp cultural commentary. Many of the displayed tchotchkes did come from secondhand shops; Vallejo painted their skin a few shades tanner. The conspicuousness of this relatively minor alteration highlights just how predominantly fair-skinned our cultural icons are.