Artforum's “Critic's Pick” section includes an exhibition of large-scale paintings by Fine Arts Alumna and Faculty Member Mickalene Thomas. Thomas is best known for her elaborate rhinestone, acrylic, and enamel paintings that celebrate and explore the identities of strong African American women. Artforum focused its review on paintings that are on view at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, through April 7. Thomas's work was recently featured as part of a solo show titled “Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe” at The Brooklyn Museum.