Our Bodies, Ourselves: A Review of Jake Troyli at Monique Meloche

CAIRA MOREIRA-BROWN, Newcity Art , October 19, 2020

Jake Troyli’s “Don’t Forget to Pack a Lunch!” probes the question of the societal value of the Black and brown body in the artist’s first solo exhibition at Monique Meloche Gallery. Troyli responds to the environment around us through a series of up-close self-portraits. The comical nature of these portraits is juxtaposed with more classical iconography, allowing him to explore a sensitive, yet uncomfortable reality in the Black and brown experience.