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Art in America
February 01, 2019
New commissions engaged the local context. For Ozark (Shelter in Place), Athena LaTocha took impressions in lead of the natural rock face in a nearby national park, land rich with Indigenous history from one-time habitation to its position on the Trail of Tears. She attached these molded lead sheets to her wall-size painting of ink and earth on paper.
—Christopher Green, Art in America
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
October 06, 2018
One painting, Ozark (Shelter in Place) by Athena LaTocha, was begun in Northwest Arkansas earlier this year when the artist spent a week in the bluff shelters of the Pea Ridge National Military Park making drawings and lead impressions of the rock.
—Serenah McKay, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
September 05, 2018
Art News announces fall preview of the most promising museum shows and biennials around the world, including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
This deliberately broad exhibition, which is being billed as the first major survey of contemporary Native art, operates with the same guiding philosophy. Bringing together work by 80 artists, among them Kay WalkingStick, Athena LaTocha, and Shan Goshorn, and encompassing a vast array of mediums and approaches, the show aims to turn the spotlight on a slice of recent art history—a distinctly Indigenous perspective—that’s too long been omitted by museums.
—Alex Greenberger, ArtNews