Ebecho Muslimova, known for her raucous and sexually uninhibited character Fatebe, creates paintings and works on paper that beguile the eye as much as they humor the mind. Fatebe’s physical contortions and unpredictable quandaries play themselves out like performances on the canvas: each work depicts a single event that uncannily combines self-consciousness, comedy, and vulnerability. Muslimova’s technical prowess as a painter helps to underscore the sheer delight of Fatebe’s misadventures. “As her life continues, Fatebe is faced with newly articulated objects, stretched over landscapes that are populated with new temptations and ghosts. With adoring precision, Muslimova codifies the echoes of domesticity, luxury, nature, education, psychology, fetish, and art itself—images that have the capacity to haunt her. Nothing can deter Fatebe, though. From her gleeful smile, we can assume that her convictions only gain momentum with every new opportunity to test them.” –Natasha Stagg, CURA.