What is there to say about Toyin Ojih Odutola that we haven't already gushed over? She has become one of the most important painters working in America today, as the Nigerian-born painter has had such an impactful past few years. In November, we ran a cover story on her as she prepped To Wander Determined at the Whitney Museum. A few months back, she opened a new series of drawings for a new exhibition, Testing the Name, now on view through September 9th, 2018 at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia.

Ojih Odutola will have a busy 2018: a show at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire on June 8, is next up. But for now, as the museum notes, Testing the Name is "an exhibition of new drawings by Toyin Ojih Odutola that continues her exploration of the merger of two fictional aristocratic Nigerian families through the marriage of two men. Ojih Odutola has constructed a complex, episodic body of work, based on acute observations and imaginary flights of fancy. In her practice, the artist both critiques and embraces traditional portraiture genres, and its association with the representation of power within a Western art historical context."

Click here to read our interview with Toyin Ojih Odutola. See her November 2017, n202, cover below! 

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