On the heels of her acclaimed exhibition at the Whitey Museum of Art, Toyin Ojih Odutola is continuing with a series of drawings based on the lives of two fictional Nigerian aristocratic families. “When Legends Die” is comprised of portraits of elegant family members in various forms of play. Rendered in pastel, charcoal and pencil, and often shown from dramatic angles, Odutola’s subjects inhabit a dreamy, surrealist world. Once again, it is the skin, the artist’s trademark, that narrates her work. Their sinewy patterns often meld with the surrounding landscapes or interiors and create an uncanny sense of movement. This makes Odutola a special kind of story-teller: one that transcends continents and ancestral histories and who gives a new identity to the black figure. At Jack Shainman through October 27.