Alina Tenser in "10 Exhibitions to See in Upstate New York This April"

Taliesin Thomas, Hyperallergic, March 29, 2024
Kino Saito, a nonprofit that incubates artistic expression, presents Wrk Frm Hm, a series of perplexing and delightfully offbeat assemblages by Alina Tenser. Her sculptures probe the relationship between two- and three-dimensional space, engaging with themes of domesticity, language, and absence. In “Sleeved Meander” (2023), for example, we encounter a concrete form resembling the letter ‘x’ housed in a green vinyl bag that looks like a cosmetics case, asking us to fill in the blank of its intended meaning. Reflecting on her own computer-based work regime, Tenser’s artworks highlight the vapid nature of contemporary labor while simultaneously welcoming a sense of play, placement, and movement within her curious creative examinations of language and daily living.