Through stylized, cubistic, and highly charged painterly symbols, the artist Nina Chanel Abney references radical traditions of graphic design and street art to communicate urgent political and cultural realities with immediacy to the largest possible audience. In these latest works, Abney explores how gender perception and performance is inspired by the legacies of social ritual and visual culture. Inspired by her experience as a masculine-of-center woman, with this body of work Abney asks how viewers gender a figure in a work of art.
Nina Chanel Abney: Big Butch Energy, 28 Nov 2022 — 12 Mar 2023
Institute of Contemporary Art Miami – ICA, 61 NE 41st Street, Design District