Joseph Olisaemeka Wilson Featured in ‘Seven/Seven: The Fraught Landscape’ Exhibition at Fergus McCaffrey, Tokyo

Another Angry Bull (2021)

Fergus McCaffrey is pleased to announce ‘Seven/Seven: The Fraught Landscape’, opening at the gallery’s Tokyo location on Saturday, January 22.

The exhibition serves as a conceptual sequel to the gallery’s historic 2019 NewYork exhibition, ‘Japan Is America’—furthering this transatlantic narrative through a cinematic lens into the joint cultural landscape, taking its title from Akira Kurasawa’s Japanese epic ‘Seven Samurai’ (1954), and the iconic Western film by John Sturges, ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (1960), that followed suit.

Artists include: Cecily Brown, Anna Conway, Francesca Gabbiani, Milford Graves, David Hammons, Tatsuo Ikeda, Tomoko Konoike, Shigeko Kubota, Hiroshi Nakamura, Richard Nonas, Ed Ruscha, Shoji Ueda, and Joseph Olisaemeka Wilson.

Fergus McCaffrey is an internationally recognized post-war and contemporary art gallery.

Joseph Olisaemeka Wilson’s mixed-media tableau Another Angry Bull (2021) is a complex, evocative dreamscape in which the titular animal seems to be clothed in a frock assembled from an array of sources both real and imagined; among them a social media-like feed of posts and commercial advertisements, polychromatic logos, a stray traffic cone. Wilson’s work gives us the impression that we have been deposited in the midst of this bull’s epic journey; either he has wandered from the urban skyline seen in the background to the desert, or city dwellers have passed through and left their mark on his rural abode.