November 22, 2013 – 6:30 pm
Artist’s Perspective: 30 Americans, presented by Nina Chanel Abney
Frist Art Museum Auditorium ~ Gallery admission required; members free
In the “Art” issue of W Magazine in 2008, a then 26-year-old Nina Chanel Abney explained to writer Haven Thompson how celebrity scandals inspire some of her vibrant, often brazen paintings that at once suggest Alice Neel, Stuart Davis, and Diego Rivera. Hidden in Nina Chanel Abney’s visual assault on the viewer are references to politics, social issues, and unfulfilled desires. Contemporary music is influential to her work. The frenetic space that she creates becomes emblematic of the way we may digest information from the media. In this engaging lecture, she shares her inspirations, process, and evolution.
Seating is first come, first seated