Artist: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Venue: Baltimore Museum of Art
Exhibition Title: Counterparts
Date: October 25, 2017 – March 18, 2018
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Images courtesy of Baltimore Museum of Art. Install photos by Mitro Hood, individual photos by Brian Forrest.
Los Angeles-based artist and 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellow Njideka Akunyili Crosby debuts a suite of new paintings that draw upon her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States, maintaining ties to her family in Nigeria, and building relationships in America. Layers of paint, fabric, and photographic transfers not only energize the interiors and figures depicted in the artist’s works, but serve as a metaphor for the complex merging of relationships and cultural backgrounds that contribute to Akunyili Crosby’s sense of self.
This exhibition is curated by Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman.