Jadé Fadojutimi: Yet, Another Pathetic Fallacy

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, United States
30 Nov 2021 - 17 Apr 2022

Jadé Fadojutimi, Phantoms come with a shadow of touch (Detail), 2021. Oil, oil bar, acrylic on canvas, 78.8 x 66.9 in. Courtesy the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London.

“Yet, Another Pathetic Fallacy” is the first solo museum presentation by London-based artist Jadé Fadojutimi. Featuring a suite of new, layered large-scale paintings, this exhibition provides a window into the artist’s rapidly developing approach to abstraction.

Fadojutimi cites and updates the key art historical elements of the twentieth century—grids, webs, transparency and layering, and the mixing of disparate kinds of mark-making—to suggest processes or elements that are in exalted search for their final forms, blossoming, or in movement. Her complex images, which use a surprising and electric color palette, can suggest plants and garlands, microscopic activity, marine landscapes, or stained-glass windows, lingering at the cusp of abstraction and figuration, landscape and object. Her exhibition at ICA Miami is a comprehensive consideration of Fadojutimi’s deep interior world, presenting works that highlight her wide range of techniques, the complex emotions she explores, and the inspiration she takes from her immediate environment.

Jadé Fadojutimi (b. 1993) is a rising new voice in painting, whose work has been featured in a solo exhibition at PEER UK, London (2019), and is currently on view at Tate Britain, the Hepworth Wakefield, and as part of a British painting exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London. Her work is included in numerous institutional collections, including ICA Miami, Tate London, Walker Art Center, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Studio Museum, and the Hepworth Wakefield. Fadojutimi will participate in the Liverpool Biennial 2021, and she has forthcoming solo exhibitions at the Hepworth Wakefield in 2021, and at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, in 2022. Fadojutimi lives and works in London. She earned a B.A. from The Slade School of Fine Art, London, in 2015 and an M.A. from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2017.

This exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalog with newly commissioned scholarly essays by Gean Moreno, Suzanne Hudson, and Gilda Williams, and an interview with Alex Gartenfeld.

“Jadé Fadojutimi: Yet, Another Pathetic Fallacy” is organized by ICA Miami and curated by Alex Gartenfeld, Artistic Director, and Gean Moreno, Director of the Knight Foundation Art + Research Center.