ANA PATRICIA PALACIOS • Galleries-Downtown, The New Yorker

By Zohar Lazar• March 31, 2003 • THE NEW YORKER

Palacios’s debut show of paintings and drawings is timed to coincide with the women’s Golden Gloves finals, and practically the only spots of color here are the red leather boxing gloves. Twins, geishas, and other battling woman, in various stages of undress, warm up and fight, both in the ring and outside of it. Two stacked grids of smaller works conceal some decorative pieces, but larger paintings, like the somber schoolgirls-legs akimbo, genital erased-and Kahlo-esque kings of her “Duality” series, hold their own against the height pictures.