Best Gallery Show

City Paper

One of Baltimore’s longest-running independent galleries delivered the year’s most breathtaking aesthetic drug. Oakland artist Bessma Khalaf’s photos, video installations, and sculpture harnessed the destructive annihilation of fire and turned it into a profoundly philosophical consideration in “Yes, Even You,” a show that dared to sideline the human in favor of cosmic time. Khalaf’s works, which played with the residue of destructive acts, such as ash, are visually striking images that singe the soul, seducing you to follow them into their evocations of the insignificantly fleeting nature of human perception

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