Many of Sims' pieces in the show come from bigger projects, and that affects how we view and interpret this work. Some of the pieces are puzzling, such as 'All Knots Up to 8 Crossings,' which displays 36 pieces of knotted rope in four neat rows. It feels vaguely violent but it's uncertain what it's saying. In his statement, Sims talks about finding the intersections among art, mathematics, and politics, but that gets fuzzy without much context. Still, his two big quilt pieces, 'African Quilt' and 'The Political MathArtist,' are striking and interesting. In 'African Quilt,' squares of patterned fabrics alternate with black squares, divorcing the patterns from their original context and function, effectively abstracting them. It's like white Europeans colonizing Africa and trafficking millions of people into the slave trade, ripping them from their worlds and stripping their identities. With 'The Political MathArtist' Sims depicts a pixelated, blocky "revolutionary"-style portrait of what appears to be the artist, and, with its monumental feeling and black-and-red color scheme, evokes the way we remember Che Guevara on cheap posters and T-shirts belonging to kids we knew in high school. Art and revolution might try to fight oppressive systems, but they still get absorbed by capitalism and consumerism.