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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) plays an urgent and exciting role in the city's cultural landscape. As a non-collecting institution and the region’s only contemporary art museum, moCa is ever-changing, introducing new exhibitions three times a year and creating... 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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