“This is painting that goes way beyond the brute fact of a body,” the novelist Zadie Smith wrote of Henry Taylor’s work, in 2018. “He puts himself in the way of people.” Poised, impromptu, and alive with immediacy, Taylor’s portraits and panoramas pay homage to his community, while touching on American contemporary politics and, inevitably, social adversity. Inspired by the artist’s recent travels to Senegal, “Niece Cousin Kin Look How Long its Been” pulls the African diaspora into Taylor’s inner circle. —E.C.
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