Thursday, August 27, 2020

UK Exhibitions Not to Miss This Summer

APOLLO MAGAZINE
The Generosity (2010), Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Tate. © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Looking a little ahead, Toyin Ojih Odutola’s first show in the UK is an exciting prospect. For this commission, the Nigerian-American artist has created a series of 40 drawings, which tell the tale of an imagined prehistoric civilisation, ruled by women, set in an uncanny landscape inspired by the rock formations of the central Nigerian plateau. Ojih Odutola is an artist who thinks deeply about both mark-making and myth-making – how her chosen mediums of pastel, charcoal and pencil can be called upon to construct fictive realities that reveal hidden truths. Spanning the 90-metre sweep of the Curve Gallery, this new cycle promises exactly the kind of immersion we’ve been missing. [More