Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe: ONE BUT TWO (Haadzii) 👀

5801 Washington Blvd., Culver City, California 90232
Jun 05, 12 PM - 7 PM — ends Jul 02, 2021
Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe’s second solo show with the gallery opens with a presentation of new works continuing his idiosyncratic perspective on Diasporic culture through the celebrated form of Black portraiture. This exhibition follows Black Like Me, the gallery’s inaugural presentation with the artist and his first solo gallery exhibition in the United States, which took place January 2020.

The son of a twin, Quaicoe takes on the subject of dualistic representation and double portraiture in twelve new large-scale paintings. Depicting both male and female pairings, his subjects are outwardly identical in appearance and placed within casual domestic settings. Quaicoe's paintings are unapologetically lush, rendered thickly with accents of bright reds, oranges and blues. They easily draw comparison to contemporary representational painters including Salman Toor, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Barkley L. Hendricks, and Nicole Eisenman.