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For Opacity: Elijah Burgher, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn

For Opacity focuses on three young artists- Elijah Burgher, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn- who explore diverse identities through portraiture and who do so almost exclusively through the medium of drawing. These artists have entirely distinct stylistic approaches and personal backgrounds, but they are connected by the way in which they use drawing to investigate subject-hood as well as its resistance to depiction. Featuring works from the exhibition, this publication includes Édouard Glissant’s titular essay “For Opacity” from his book The Poetics of Relation (1990, a curatorial essay by Claire Gilman, Chief Curator, and contributions from artists Elijah Burgher, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn.

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  • Year 2018
  • Contributors Elijah Burgher, Claire Gilman, Édouard Glissant, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Nathaniel Mary Quinn
  • Artists Elijah Burgher, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Nathaniel Mary Quinn
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 98

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  • Toyin Ojih Odutola, Taking Chances, 2017. Charcoal, pastel, and pencil on paper, 24  × 19 inches. Private Collection.

    For Opacity: Elijah Burgher, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn