New York Times review of The Studio Museum group exhibition “Fore” by Holland Cotter, titled “Racial Redefinition in Progress: ‘Fore’ at Studio Museum in Harlem,” (Publ. 29 Nov. 2012)
Excerpt: “Portraits by another artist, Toyin Odutola, who was born in Nigeria and now lives in Los Angeles, are more offbeat and generate interesting ideas. Ms. Odutola makes her sitters so black that their forms read like solid, featureless silhouettes from across a room. Only up close do you see that their eyes are wide open, and their skin is a porous weave of ropy ink lines, with rainbow color glinting through like light from behind.”
Am honored by the mention in Cotter’s article.
Corrections: I do not live in live in LA, and the picture featured in the multimedia section (pictured) is in fact, “Untitled,” Pen ink and marker on paper, 14 x 11 inches, (2011).
This show was so good.