Invisible Man

Ashton Cooper considers the strategic refusal of legibility

By Ashton Cooper

Pope.L, Well (elf version), 2017. Copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist, Martos Gallery, New York, and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Martos Gallery, New York, 3 May – 24 JuneThis debut show in Martos Gallery’s new Chinatown space takes its name from Ralph Ellison’s classic 1952 novel. The press release features an excerpt: ‘…it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination...’The artists in the show – Torkwase Dyson, Kayode Ojo, Pope.L, Jessica Vaughn – have adopted a strategy of refusing legibility…

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