Installation view of works by APLERH-DOKU BORLABI (left and right) and ZEH PALITO (center).

 
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A GROUP EXHIBITION, “Winner Takes All” features an international slate of nine emerging painters who express themselves through figuration: Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Ross, Jessica Alazraki, Aplerh-Doku Borlabi, YoYo Lander, Anoushka Mirchandani, Zéh Palito, Adjei Tawiah, Nigatu Tsehay, and Didier Viodé. The show is co-organized by artist Amoako Boafo and curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, friends who have collaborated on multiple projects. Ghana-born, Austria-based Boafo has experienced a meteoric rise since 2019. Boafo’s first solo museum exhibition is currently on view at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, with Ossei-Mensah serving as curator. Reflecting on his own experience, the artist was keen to use his platform to showcase the work of others. Introducing the exhibition, Boafo said, “These are talented artists that I am excited about as a fellow artist and want to afford them the same opportunity I was given.” CT

 

“Winner Takes All,” Curated by Amoako Boafo and Larry Ossei-Mensah, is on view at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, N.Y., from Jan. 13-Feb. 26, 2022

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ZEH PALITO, “My Daddy Alabama,” 2021 (acrylic on canvas, 62 1/8 x 52 inches / 157.8 x 132.08 cm). | © Zeh Palito, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


ZEH PALITO, “My Momma Louisiana,” 2021 (acrylic on canvas, 64 1/4 x 55 inches / 163.2 x 140.02 cm). | © Zeh Palito, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


NIGATU TSEHAY, “pace of life 4,” 2021 (acrylic on canvas, 78 1/8 x 82 1/8 inches / 198.4 x 208.6 cm). | © Nigatu Tsehay, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


Installation view of “Winner Takes All,” Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (Jan. 13-Feb. 19, 2022). | Photo by Peter Kaiser, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


YOYO LANDER, “Languishing,” 2021 (stained, washed and collaged watercolor paper on watercolor paper, 66 1/4 x 41 inches / 168.28 x 106.05 cm; Framed: 73 1/4 x 48 3/4 inches 186.1 x 123.8 cm). | © YoYo Lander, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


YOYO LANDER, “Thank You For Your Time,” 2021 (stained, washed and collaged watercolor paper on watercolor paper, 66 1/4 x 41 inches / 168.28 x 106.05 cm; Framed: 73 1/4 x 48 3/4 inches 186.1 x 123.8 cm ). | © YoYo Lander, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


Installation view of “Winner Takes All,” Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (Jan. 13-Feb. 19, 2022). | Photo by Peter Kaiser, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


ADJEI TAWIAH, “SheBoss,” 2021 (sponge and oil on canvas, 79 x 60 1/2 inches / 200.98 x 153.67 cm). | © Adjei Tawiah, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


ADJEI TAWIAH, “Toyosi,” 2021 (sponge and oil on canvas, 80 x 72 inches / 203.52 x 183.2 cm). | © Adjei Tawiah, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


Installation view of “Winner Takes All,” Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (Jan. 13-Feb. 19, 2022). | Photo by Peter Kaiser, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


DIDIER VIODÉ, “Self-portrait 6,” 2021 (acrylic on paper, 18 7/8 x 14 1/8 inches 48 x 36 cm; Framed: 21 7/8 x 17 1/8 inches / 55.56 x 43.5 cm). | © Didier Viodé, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


DIDIER VIODÉ, “Self-portrait 5,” 2021 (acrylic on paper, 18 7/8 x 14 1/8 inches 48 x 36 cm; Framed: 21 3/4 x 17 1/8 inches, 55.24H x 43.5W cm). | © Didier Viodé, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


JESSICA ALAZRAKI, “Clowning in Blue,” 2021 (oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches / 152.4 x 182.9 cm). | © Jessica Alazraki, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


APLERH-DOKU BORLABI, “Blue Earing,” 2021 (coconut sheath and oil on canvas, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 inches / 120 x 100 cm). | © Aplerh-Doku Borlabi, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


APLERH-DOKU BORLABI, “Black and White Striped Sweater,” 2021 (coconut sheath and oil on canvas, 47 3/8 x 35 1/2 inches / 120.33 x 90.17 cm). | © Aplerh-Doku Borlabi, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


ANOUSHKA MIRCHANDANI, “Spaces In Between,” 2021 (oil and oil pastel on canvas, 36 x 36 inches / 91.4 x 91.4 cm; Framed: 37 x 37 inches 93.98 x 93.98 cm). | © Anoushka Mirchandani, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


Installation view of “Winner Takes All,” Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (Jan. 13-Feb. 19, 2022). | Photo by Peter Kaiser, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


SOPHIA-YEMISI ADEYEMO-ROSS, “Okra at Dawn,” 2021 (acrylic, watercolor, paper, 27 7/8 x 23 7/8 inches / 70.8 x 60.64 cm; Framed: 30 x 26 5/8 inches 76.2 x 67.6 cm). | © Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Ross Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


SOPHIA-YEMISI ADEYEMO-ROSS, “Visions of Iron (Aloe Vera for Your Wounds),” 2021 (acrylic, watercolor, paper, 30 x 22 inches / 76.2 x 58.4 cm; Framed: 32 3/4 x 25 3/4 inches 83.2 x 65.4 cm). | © Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Ross, Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery

 


Installation view of “Winner Takes All,” Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (Jan. 13-Feb. 19, 2022). | Photo by Peter Kaiser, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 

TOP IMAGE: Installation view of “Winner Takes All,” Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (Jan. 13-Feb. 19, 2022). | Photo by Peter Kaiser, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

 

FIND MORE about the artists on their websites—Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Rosson, Jessica Alazraki, YoYo Lander, Anoushka Mirchandani, Zéh Palito, and Nigatu Tsehay, or on Instagram—Aplerh-Doku Borlabi, Adjei Tawiah, and Didier Viodé

FIND MORE about “Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks,” curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, Calif., through Feb. 27, 2022

 

BOOKSHELF
Roberts Projects published a catalog to accompany Amoako Boafo’s first exhibition with the gallery in 2019 (now sold out). Boafo is also among the many artists featured in the recently published volume “African Artists: From 1882 to Now.” Larry Ossei-Mensah co-edited with Dexter Wimberly, “Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox. The catalog documents an exhibition the two curated at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.

 

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