Eyes to the front

Published in Vault, Issue 26, May-July 2019

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Thrilled to write Vault’s cover story on Nina Chanel Abney.

“Confounding viewers’ expectations is one of the great strengths of Nina’s work,” says Marshall Price from the Nasher Museum of Art. Viewers might be seduced by Abney’s bright colours and playful geometric shapes, but when they continue to look they find “a more serious narrative, or narratives,” says Price.

“These narratives are often not linear in nature and it’s unclear what the dynamics are between the figures that populate her works. In doing so, Nina tells visual stories from multiple perspectives simultaneously.”

Full story in the print edition, issue 26.