- Source: ARTSY
- Author: CASEY LESSER
- Date: JUNE 2, 2016
- Format: ONLINE
15 New York Gallery Shows Where You’ll Find Exciting Young Artists This June
In his new show “El Rio,” Nieves considers death, from the fear and rejection of it in contemporary Western society, to the honor and celebration of human sacrifice among the Aztecs and tribal cultures of New Guinea. The show spans paintings and vibrant sculptures—including his beaded figures and shoes, intricate technicolored objects that appear to be crystallized.