The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
by David MACCARTHY
THE NUDE THAT DARLING OF THE ARTISTS, THAT NECESSARY ELEMENT OF SUCCESS
"In the nineties, several women continue to make self-portrait nudes that examine personal experience. ... Denise Marika's video installation examines an ambiguous physical encounter with her husband in which her nudity signifies honesty, truth, vulnerability, and desirability. All are traditionally associated with the female nude, but here are given an immediacy through Marika's willingness to bring them to life through performance."