Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush is the first solo museum exhibition for the Chicago-born artist who was identified by Vanity Fair magazine as one of the many artists championing the Black Lives Matter movement. This ten-year survey of Abney’s work includes approximately 30 paintings, watercolors, and collages. Born in 1982, Abney is at the forefront of a generation of artists who are unapologetically revitalizing narrative figurative painting. As a skillful storyteller, she visually articulates the complex social dynamics of contemporary urban life. Her lively monumental paintings feature violent villains, unwitting victims, aspirational heroes, and ineffectual anti-heroes, set against the backdrop of narratives that touch on politics, race, homophobia, celebrity, consumerism and other potentially incendiary topics. The artist has said that her work is “easy to swallow, but hard to digest.” Its playful and seductive nature belies its often serious tone.

Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush is organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University located in Durham, North Carolina, and curated by Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support for this project is also provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Purchase College Foundation.


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Neuberger Museum of Art
Purchase College SUNY 735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, New York 10577
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
Times: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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- $5 general admission; $3 seniors and students

Presenter: Neuberger Museum of Art
Presenter Phone: 914-251-6100
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