“High on a hill at the edge of the dusty town of Desert Hot Springs, about a 20-minute drive due north of Palm Springs City Hall, stands a monumental sculpture by Saudi artist Zahrah Alghamdi. It’s one of 13 commissioned works for Desert X 2021, eight of which went on view Friday around the Coachella Valley when the third installment of the biennial exhibition opened.
Overall, the show feels thin. Alghamdi’s sculpture, “What Lies Behind the Walls,” is an enthralling exception…”

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