Figures from the Collection offers various artists’ perspectives on people and their surroundings. The works’ subject matter ranges from autobiographical and inclusive of friends and acquaintances to historical or completely fictional. Taken entirely from the Modern’s permanent collection, the exhibition includes paintings, photographs, videos, prints, and drawings.
Nina Chanel Abney's paintings are visually frenetic, reflecting the fast-paced energy of life today. Her imagery refers to such diverse subjects as pop culture, world events, and art history in compositions with flattened, simplified forms. Abney's works commonly incorporate snippets of text, disembodied figures and silhouettes, and geometric abstract shapes. Themes that relate to American society, including celebrity culture, race, sexuality, and police brutality, are broached in her paintings.
Open to all Modern members
As a benefit of your Modern membership, you are invited to complimentary Art 101 classes designed to strengthen your connection to the Modern and broaden your knowledge of modern and contemporary art and architecture.
Each hour-long class will be hosted Wednesday evenings of selected months in Café Modern from 6 to 7 pm. A cash bar will be available. You are encouraged to bring friends. To make reservations, e-mail email@example.com or call 817.840.2115.