Lynette Yiadom-Boakye paints “wet-on-wet,” completing by day’s end the figurative painting she started that morning. Her subjects are solitary black women and men—imagined, constructed portraits—rendered in oil on linen.
Join Yiadom-Boakye and New Museum artistic director Massimiliano Gioni for a public conversation on the occasion of the stunning exhibition LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE: UNDER-SONG FOR A CIPHER, which is curated by Gioni and assistant curator Natalie Bell.
Thursday, July 13, at 7 pm.
Through September 3.
235 Bowery, New York City.
Above: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, In Lieu of Keen Virtue, 2017;
Below: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, The Much-Vaunted Air, 2017.
Images courtesy the artist and Corvi-Mora, London, and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.