When I was scrolling through the images that was Louis Fratino's brilliant In bed and abroad exhibition on view at Sikkema Jenkins, it was like the best kind of experience: it felt like a journal. You didn't have to be on this trip through Europe to understand a narrative, to experience the warmth of travel, of intimacy with a partner when both experiencing new places and creating memories, of snapshots of life that you want to freeze in your mind for all your own eternity. The gallery notes that Fratino's work "seeks the potential for connection and queerness in the itinerant moments of daily life," and you understand this ability to paint relationships, to look outward pass yourself and capturing sensations of life. —Evan Pricco