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New Drawings by Toyin Ojih Odutola Pair Powerful Portraits with Invented Stories

New Drawings by Toyin Ojih Odutola Pair Powerful Portraits with Invented Stories

“As He Watched Him Walk Away” (2020) by Toyin Ojih Odutola   A NEW SERIES OF WORKS ON PAPER by Toyin Ojih Odutola explores her fascination with marrying images and text. The artist’s pursuit satiates the viewer’s natural inclination to spin narratives around her powerful and alluring portraits. This desire to imagine the lives and...
Ava DuVernay Guest Edits Time Magazine, Offering Art as an 'Antidote for Our Times'

Ava DuVernay Guest Edits Time Magazine, Offering Art as an ‘Antidote for Our Times’

One of New York City’s “unusual characters.” | Photo by Clay Benskin for Time. Used with permission from the photographer   TIME TAPPED Ava DuVernay to guest edit a special issue devoted to optimism and she delivered a magazine chock full of hope, promise and creativity. The award-winning writer/director/producer elected to explore optimism through the...
Art Agenda | March 23-29

Art Agenda | March 23-29

  A GUIDE TO EXHIBITION OPENINGS, TALKS AND EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN BLACK ART:   March 26-May 10, 2014 Yinka Shonibare at Brand New Gallery, Milan London-born Yinka Shonibare MBE who was raised in Nigeria “has become well known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalization.” His exhibition...