The exhibition features "new drawings by Toyin Ojih Odutola that continues her exploration of the merger of two fictional aristocratic Nigerian families through the marriage of two men. Ojih Odutola has constructed a complex, episodic body of work, based on acute observations and imaginary flights of fancy. In her practice, the artist both critiques and embraces traditional portraiture genres, and its association with the representation of power within a Western art historical context. Working primarily in pastel on paper, and through a virtuosic handling of these materials, Ojih Odutola creates detailed, rich, layered surfaces that seduce and compel."
Toyin Ojih Odutola will be featured in our upcoming "Go Figure" exhibition, opening in May of 2018.