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Teresita Fernández’s Stacked Landscapes

Teresita Fernández invited us to be the first to film her renovated Brooklyn studio and the installation of “Paradise Parados”, her site-specific, monumental sculpture at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Often using materials that relate to the landscapes she’s depicting—charcoal from burned trees, mined minerals, or reflective metals—Fernández’s work has a luminous, seductive beauty that draws viewers in, while unapologetically challenging us to think critically about the inherent violence of colonization and how it continues to shape our ideas about the land and one another.