Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Above The Heart And Below The Mind, 2021 / Courtesy the Artist, Corvi-Mora, London, and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Bilbao 2023
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye / No Twilight Too Mighty
Mar 31 – Sep 10, 2023
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Bilbao, Spain

British artist and writer Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. 1977, London) is celebrated for her paintings of timeless subjects in everyday moments of happiness, comradery, and solitude. Her lush oils on canvas or coarse linen portray fictitious characters rendered in loose brushwork set against dramatic backgrounds. The artist does not work from models, rather the figures are composites, drawn from different sources including scrapbooks and drawings, memories and observations of everyday life. Details including clothing or costumes, footwear or the lack thereof dislocate the figures from any particular time or place. The paintings invite the viewer to slow down and to carefully observe; to enter the imaginary visual tales the artist spins. The poetic and thought-provoking titles of the works reinforce that much is left to the imagination of the beholder.

No Twilight Too Mighty presents a selection of over 70 paintings and charcoal drawings from 2020 to 2023 on display for the first time. The exhibition thus provides a rich opportunity to observe the continuum in the artist’s practice of creating evocative paintings that relate to the human experience. Yiadom- Boakye has recently returned to making charcoal drawings, which have a sense of immediacy given their intimate scale and air of improvisation. Seen in tandem with the paintings, the depth of the artist’s skillful handling of different media is evident.

The exhibition is organized in response to the relationships and dialogues that occur among the drawings and paintings. Visitors may enter the exhibition at any of the four galleries to view the marks, gestures and musings that make up No Twilight Too Mighty. A playlist compiled by Yiadom-Boakye specifically for this exhibition is available to visitors, providing greater context into the inspirational sources for her work.

  • Roger Shimomura: All American
    Apr 26 – Jun 8, 2024
    Cristin Tierney Gallery
    New York, USA

    Cristin Tierney Gallery is pleased to present All American, a solo exhibition of paintings by Roger Shimomura. The exhibition opens Friday, April 26 and will be on view through June 8, 2024. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York in over a decade and his first solo show at the gallery. Through juxtaposition of contemporary America and traditional Japan, the artist employs images from both cultures to create a complicated layering of pictorial information and social observation. (more…)

  • How we remember tomorrow
    Feb 13 – Jun 15, 2024
    University of Queensland Art Museum
    Brisbane, Australia

    How we remember tomorrow celebrates storytelling across generations, through oceans and waterways and transcending eras and perspectives. Featured artists understand the watery spaces of our planet as ancestral archives: sources of knowledge that carry stories and cultural practices. Alongside their kin, they honour intergenerational narratives that are disseminated along ocean currents despite ongoing colonial legacies of forced displacement, homeland dispossession, indenture and the loss or dormancy of vital cultural practices. (more…)

  • Michael Wesely. Doubleday
    Hatje Cantz

    The internationally renowned photographer Michael Wesely captures time and life in his photographs. In Doubleday, he explores the archaeological dimensions of photography by superimposing his own photographs precisely over historical views of Berlin architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries. This allows him to leap from the past to the present (more…)