Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song For A Cipher
May 3 - September 3, 2017
In her lush oil paintings, British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, a 2013 Turner Prize finalist and one of the most renowned painters of her generation, conjures elegant figures that appear both quotidian and otherworldly. The artist’s subjects stem entirely from her imagination, yet even as composites of her mental archive of gestures, postures, and gazes, they exhibit a human depth and confidence that is enigmatic and engaging. For her solo exhibition at the New Museum, Yiadom-Boakye has created seventeen new works and conceived of a painted environment specific to the Fourth Floor Gallery.
Under-Song For A Cipher was accompanied by a catalogue, co-edited by Natalie Bell and Massimiliano Gioni, and co-published by the New Museum and Kunsthalle Basel.