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Lectures, Talks, Readings

Artist Talk: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Mon, Mar 21, 2016  7 PM

Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s new work for the billboard on the façade of 95 Horatio Street, Before Now After (Mama, Mummy and Mamma), continues the artist’s ongoing exploration of her relationship to her family, and in this case to her sister, mother, and grandmother specifically. In this evening talk, the artist will explore her sources, processes, and the development of her work with associate curator Jane Panetta. 

Njideka Akunyili Crosby (b. 1983; Enugu, Nigeria) is a Los Angeles-based artist who makes large-scale, representational work that combines collage, drawing, painting, and printmaking. Her work routinely fuses both Nigerian and American influences and source material, reflecting on contemporary African life (often her family) along with her experience as an expatriate living in the U.S., and the inherent difficulty of navigating these two realms. The works simultaneously become intimate while more broadly exploring the cultural complications of the dual worlds that she inhabits.

Tickets are required ($8 adults; $6 members, students, and seniors).

Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Courtesy the artist
 

Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Courtesy the artist