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Review: Rina Banerjee in The Wall Street Journal

April 27, 2015

Rina Banerjee: Tropical Urban was reviewed by Peter Plagens in the Saturday, April 25 edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Plagens writes, "Ms. Banerjee’s exhibition of five modestly sized acrylic-and-ink works on watercolor paper depicting colorful combination Indian and Western characters with outsize heads, four surreal and oddly birdlike assemblage sculptures, and two bigger paintings—sensitively installed in one of the cheerier galleries in Chelsea—might be the bounciest show around. Ms. Banerjee has a witty way with her hybrid imagery that avoids a cartoonish feel; a delicate line; and a sparse but telling use of metallic gold."