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Nina Chanel Abney: "Big Butch Synergy"

January 27 - June 11, 2023

moCa Cleveland

  • Date Friday, January 27, 2023 - Sunday, June 11, 2023
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moCa Cleveland

Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) is a dynamic cultural institution that constantly evolves in the city's cultural scene. As a non-collecting museum and the region's sole contemporary art museum, moCa regularly introduces new exhibitions, providing fresh experiences for visitors... more

Nina Chanel Abney uses a unique language of coded icons, numbers, and figures in paintings and collages that communicate urgent messages about resistance, love, and hope. For this exhibition, she debuts a new body of work presented in two shows, one at ICA Miami, Big Butch Energy, and one at moCa Cleveland, Big Butch Synergy. The series explores and celebrates expressions of Black masculine women and those who resist hetero- or cis-normative gender roles. In moCa’s multi-space presentation, Abney will create a site-responsive monumental artwork on the museum’s ground floor and a new series of gallery-installed large-scale paintings that all teem with her bold, pictorial language and characteristically impactful expressions.

Nina Chanel Abney, Dance 1, 2022. Collage on panel. Paper size: 57 1/2 x 39 3/8 inches. Framed size: 59 x 40 7/8 x 1 3/8 inches.

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