Hammer Projects: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Njideka Akunyili Crosby‘s (b. 1983) large scale works on paper combine collage, drawing, painting, and printmaking, fusing African and American influences and creative traditions. Reflecting on contemporary, postcolonial African cosmopolitanism and her experiences as an expatriate living in America, her intimate paintings provide an important counter-narrative to the often troubled representation of Africa’s complex political and social conditions. This exhibition, comprising a selection of earlier works, marks the artist’s Los Angeles institutional debut, and is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of new works at Art + Practice, opening September 12.