Part of Ricardo Brey’s ongoing Adrift series, Gaze (2021) presents a muted expanse of dark and light blues against a hazy background of indigo blue. A departure from the artist’s previous works on paper, which often utilize a monochromatic palette of brown, red, or grey, the drawing boasts an almost obscured delicate sketch of a plant whose rhizome-like branches suggest endless expansion outwards. Brey frequently incorporates rhizomatic forms into his work. Indicative of the artist’s rhizomatic understanding of dualistic concepts like life and death, good and evil, etc., the continually growing stems signify his embrace of multiplicity and the non-hierarchical. Refuting reductive binarisms, Brey’s art surmounts divisions between myths, religions, and systems of thought and value to champion a holistic approach to understanding the human condition.