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1-54 New York: Here are Galleries to Watch


If you have been keeping tabs on the tidbits of the Art industry then the opening of 1-54 New York’s 2024 edition won’t be news to you. For the uninitiated, from May 1-4, 2024, the 1-54 New York fair will have over 30 galleries displaying works of more than 70 African and global diaspora artists. In the wake of the event, we have curated a list of 5 epic and promising galleries you should look out for during the fair. 


1. ROSS-SUTTON GALLERY| BOOTH 8


With a strong focus on offering a platform to emerging artists from underrepresented communities, Ross-Sutton Gallery will present works by Khari Turner, Joshua Michael Adokuru, and Dina Nur Satti. This marks the artists' debut at the 1-54 New York art fair.



Khari Turner_Life Originated in a Pool_2024_mixed media on board_60x96in_Courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton..jpeg
Khari Turner_Life Originated in a Pool_2024_mixed media on board_60x96in_Courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton..jpeg

2. AFIKARIS | BOOTH 19


AFIKARIS, an art gallery dedicated to the promotion of artists from Africa will be representing works by Salifou Lindou, Eva Obodo, Jean David Nkot, and Hervé Yamguen.



JEAN DAVID NKOT: P.O.BOX.EFFETNUAGEUX.CM 2024. Acrylic and silkscreen printing on canvas, 160x200 cm / 63x78 in
JEAN DAVID NKOT: P.O.BOX.EFFETNUAGEUX.CM 2024. Acrylic and silkscreen printing on canvas, 160x200 cm / 63x78 in


3. Ed Cross| Booth 29


Ed Cross's exhibition is largely devoid of colour, deliberately redirecting the focus toward the interplay of form and subject matter. The gallery will present two artists Abdulrazaq Awofeso and Ugonna Hosten at 1-54 New York, both showing in the US for the first time.



Abdulrazaq Awofeso, Stonewash I, 2024, Pallet wood and coat hanger, 72 x 39 x 6 cm. Photo credit: Rocio Chacon
Abdulrazaq Awofeso, Stonewash I, 2024, Pallet wood and coat hanger, 72 x 39 x 6 cm. Photo credit: Rocio Chacon

4. kó | Booth 5


Lagos-based contemporary gallery kó will showcase artists working across painting and ceramics, such as Kwadwo A. Asiedu, Tofo Bardi, Ngozi-Omeje Ezema, and Bisila Noha.


5. MAAT | Booth 13


MAAT gallery, based in Paris and with strong ties to West African artists, will feature the works of three artists such as Prince Gyasi, Lorena Torres, and Austin Uzor.


Prince Gyasi: Playbooks, (Large), 2024. Photograph - Fujiflex print, 31 1/2 × 47 1/5 in 80 × 120 cm, Ed of 5 + 2AP
Prince Gyasi: Playbooks, (Large), 2024. Photograph - Fujiflex print, 31 1/2 × 47 1/5 in 80 × 120 cm, Ed of 5 + 2AP


D.W.A III (Dreaming With Attitude) (Large), 2024; Photograph - Fujiflex print 51 3/16 x 34 1/4 in 130 x 87 cm, Ed of 5 + 2AP
D.W.A III (Dreaming With Attitude) (Large), 2024; Photograph - Fujiflex print 51 3/16 x 34 1/4 in 130 x 87 cm, Ed of 5 + 2AP

 


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