The Nasher Museum presents a short video to accompany Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush, the first solo exhibition in a museum for the Chicago-born artist. The exhibition is a 10-year survey of approximately 30 of the artist’s paintings, watercolors and collages. This video captures Abney’s creation of a large wall mural on the entrance wall of the exhibition, commissioned by the Nasher Museum. Abney, born in 1982, is at the forefront of a generation of artists that is unapologetically revitalizing narrative figurative painting, and as a skillful storyteller, she visually articulates the complex social dynamics of contemporary urban life.
More information: http://nasher.duke.edu/abney/
Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush is organized by Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum.
Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush will travel to the Chicago Cultural Center, and then to Los Angeles, where it will be jointly presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art and the California African American Museum.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition is also supported by Ann Chanler and Andrew Scheman; Parker & Otis; Susan Rosenthal and Michael Hershfield; and Gail Belvett.