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Close-up detail of an abstract painting that features dense and chaotic brushstrokes of pale gray, lavender, and cobalt.

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Artist Julia Goodman talks about her process and work, which is featured in Paper Routes, the latest installment of NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series.
An oblique view of two side-by-side sheets made of pulp, one black and one pale pink. They both have raised surface patterns in the shapes of moon phases. Red paint on the back of the sheets reflects a sliver of color on the walls.
Julia Goodman, Waning (August 19, 2007–July 14, 2008) & Waxing (July 27, 2018–May 10, 2019), 2020; Pulped bedsheets and T-shirts, 33 x 98 x ½ in.; Courtesy of the artist; Photo by Josef Jacques

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Graciela Iturbide confronts what she calls “Mexico’s death fantasy” as it appears in the street, at festivals, and in the cemetery.
A black-and-white photograph shows the back of a woman as she crests a rocky path above a vast desert landscape beneath an expansive sky. Her traditional, ethnic full skirt, long-sleeved blouse, and long, straight, dark hair contrasts with the modern portable stereo she carries.
Graciela Iturbide, Mujer Ángel (Angel Woman), Sonoran Desert, 1979; Collection of Elizabeth and Michael Marcus; © Graciela Iturbide; Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston