The Armory Show
March 5–8, 2020
Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Unfinished Landscape (2020), Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper, 10 panels, 42” h x 24” w each
Fridman Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of a new body of work by Wura-Natasha Ogunji. At once figurative and abstract, Ogunji’s delicately stitched drawings reflect electric moments in the cosmopolis of Lagos, Nigeria. Using fine, colorful threads, graphite, and ink on layers of architectural tracing paper, her vibrant scenes explore the intermediary potential of drawing. With a lyrical exploration of sensuality, particularly through the visual repetition of disembodied eyes and lips, her fluid style creates a confluence of landscape, form, and conscious connection.
March 6, 2020
Wura-Natasha Ogunji works in drawing, video, and performance. Her hand-stitched drawings on architectural tracing paper are inspired by daily interactions in Lagos, Nigeria. Her performances explore the presence of women in public spaces, labor, leisure, freedom and frivolity.
Ogunji received a Guggenheim Fellowship, co-curated the 2018 São Paulo Biennial, and exhibited at Palais de Tokyo, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Seattle Art Museum, CCA Lagos, and The Menil Collection. She holds a B.A. in anthropology from Stanford University and an M.F.A. from San Jose State University.
Born in St. Louis, Ogunji lives and works in Lagos.
I don't love you anymore
Thread, ink, graphite on tracing paper
4 panels (42" h x 24" w each)