Best Of 2021

Best holographic genitalia: Luis Markoya

Luis Markoya

There are many wonderful things to say about this former Dalí protege, whose work is at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs through Feb. 6, 2022. Markoya’s holographic prints give Dalí’s dream that third dimension even the surrealist master himself couldn’t fully achieve in his lifetime. I enjoyed Markoya’s nods to masters past in “Louis Markoya: A Deeper Understanding,” but what I really got a kick out of were all the holographic genitals on display. Nothing beats pausing in the middle of a college art gallery to ask yourself, “Are those really two gigantic vaginas on a wall?” Then reading a museum label that answers in the affirmative.