Art: The Clouds Are After Me at Meyers Gallery

At first glance Brooklyn-based artist Kambui Olujimi’s solo show at Meyers Gallery at the University of Cincinnati, The Clouds Are After Me, seems sparse. Loose-leaf pages hang from the white walls in likely formations. They become both more interesting

At first glance Brooklyn-based artist Kambui Olujimi’s solo show at Meyers Gallery at the University of Cincinnati, The Clouds Are After Me, seems sparse. Loose-leaf pages hang from the white walls in likely formations. They become both more interesting and more disappointing when you look a little closer. The “clouds” that follow the artist are the unlucky, the illegal and the politically incorrect.

What this means is not at all simple. The papers are painted beautifully — in the loose but contained way of a lot of art now. It’s also politically charged, again like a lot of art now. But bringing the two together makes something consuming.

Read Laura James' review here.

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