Video Work | Photo/Installations | Documentary Projects

The Boston Globe, December 30, 2005
Year brought prolific creativity, cultivated and row (The best od 2005)

By Christine Temin


Denise Marika’s stirring video installation was set in the darkened Howard Yezerski Gallery. “Detritus” featured a double exposure of a building being demolished set over the nude, curled-up body of a women; she might have been an egg in a nest that was methodically being destroyed.

“Gnaw” put the viewer face to face with a women buried in the earth and disturbingly eating her way to the surface. Marika continues to unsettle with the daunting vulnerability and sheer tenacity of her subjects...