July 23 - December 4, 2022
From the Blanton Museum of Art:
“The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin announces Njideka Akunyili Crosby, the tenth Contemporary Project in the museum’s rotating series of innovative work by contemporary artists. This intimate exhibition by Nigerian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby showcases four recent works made during the Covid-19 pandemic. Known for her signature photo-transfer technique using images sourced from her native Nigeria and life in the U.S., Akunyili Crosby’s artistic practice embraces her experiences as a Black woman and immigrant negotiating two cultures.
For these four paintings, Akunyili Crosby shifts her past focus on domestic interiors to exterior spaces—and plant life, exploring cultural hybridity through species found in Los Angeles and Lagos, Nigeria, occasionally merging the two to imagine new “cosmopolitan plants.” The monumental work Still You Bloom in This Land of No Gardens (above) depicts the artist sitting on her back porch with her young child, surrounded by vegetation. Such lush green foliage is the main subject of three brand-new works in the show, which will premiere at the Blanton.”
On View: July 23, 2022 | 12–5 pm
Martin Luther King at Congress
Austin, 78701 TX
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