From the Baltimore Museum of Art | BMA Blog:
Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby invited art enthusiasts inside her creative process the same day her new exhibition, Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby | Counterparts, opened at The Baltimore Museum of Art.
On the heels of being named a 2017 MacArthur Award winner, Crosby sat down with BMA Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman at The Maryland Institute College of Art to discuss culture, technique, and the beauty of breaking the rules.
Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby | Counterparts
On View thru — March 11, 2018
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.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby discusses COUNTERPARTS, her Front Room Exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, with BMA Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman. Recorded on October 25 at Falvey Hall: Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). COUNTERPARTS is on view through March 18, 2018.