Chris Ofili "Afro Margin"

David Zwirner 19th Street

poster for Chris Ofili "Afro Margin"

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Afro Margin is an exhibition of eight pencil drawings by Chris Ofili. His 2007 debut at David Zwirner, Devil’s Pie, was an expansive exhibition uniting his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and graphite drawing.

To accompany the exhibition, Radius Books/David Zwirner will publish Chris Ofili: Afro Margin, a limited edition catalogue of 500, signed and numbered by the artist. The catalogue includes a poem by Inua Ellams, a poet, writer, teacher, and performer based in London and an essay by Cameron Shaw, a New York-based writer.

Chris Ofili was born in 1968 in Manchester, England, and currently lives in Trinidad.
In October, Rizzoli will publish the first major monograph on the artist. The book encompasses Ofili’s entire oeuvre, and includes over 200 color images. The book includes a foreword by Peter Doig, an interview between the artist and Thelma Golden, and essays by others, including David Adjaye on The Upper Room, Okwui Enwezor on Within Reach, Carol Becker on The Holy Virgin Mary; and short texts by Kara Walker and Cameron Shaw.

[Image: Chris Ofili "Afro Margin Four" (2004) Pencil on paper
40.16 x 26.46 in. Courtesy of David Zwirner]



from September 10, 2009 to October 24, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-09-10 from 18:00 to 20:00


Chris Ofili

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