Joseph Olisaemeka Wilson Takes Us to “Wali’s Farm”

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Earlier this year, the painter Joseph Olisaemeka Wilson stood out to us as one of the standouts at the Independent Art Fair in NYC. The fantastical paintings had an almost dusty, Wild West of the future storyline, and as we featured him in our A Portfolio section this spring, there was something that was coming through in Wilson’s narrative. I kept thinking of The Road, a tale of science fiction meets the reality of the contemporary moment, familiar but also a distance that creates a sense of disbelief. Is this happening? Can this happen? In Wali’s Farm, Wilson’s newest body of work at Derek Eller Gallery, we get some answers but also the ability as the viewer to imagine and enter a…

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