Critics’ Picks: Melike Kara

Arielle Bier, Artforum, February 26, 2016

Painting is a lonely activity—no two ways about it. But if the canvas could talk, would you want it to be your friend? Cologne-based painter and sculptor Melike Kara fills this gallery with coquettish figure drawings of gender-fluid imaginary friends, toying with the implicit sexuality of nature and human communication for her second solo show, “In Your Presence.”