Iona Rozeal Brown’s Weave Attack(2007). Photo: Image courtesy of Von Lintel Gallery, New York.
Britney, be warned. Iona Rozeal Brown’s Weave Attack may, on an aesthetic level, harken back to classic Japanese prints and Pam Grier circa Foxy Brown, but our Afro-ed heroine seems to be slowly overpowered by the strands of synthetic hair around her. Perhaps it’s a lesson that au natural is the way to go. Brown’s work is part of Chelsea’s Von Lintel Gallery’s current group show, “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song,” up through January 20. —Rachel Wolff