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Dirty Wash

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Dirty Wash, March 15 – April 19, 2008 © Courtesy of the artist and Kravets Wehby Gallery
Dirty Wash

521 W. 21st St
Ground Floor
New York, NY 10011
March 15th, 2008 - April 19th, 2008
Opening: March 15th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.kravetswehbygallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
info@kravetswehbygallery.com
PHONE:  
212-352-2238
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Sat 11am -6pm

DESCRIPTION

There are no whispers in the paintings by newcomer Nina Chanel Abney. The exhibition title, Dirty Wash, a synonym for gossip and scandal, alludes to the multifarious issues the artist scrutinizes. The work will wrap around the gallery in full panoramic immersion delivering social critique on a grand scale. Nina often asks friends and family to pose for sittings in which she copies their likeness. Between the start and finish of the painting limbs disappear, races morph, genders change and faces mask. The varied surfaces and complex configuration of the massive canvases combine with fantastic social critique, making the work a powerful force to be reckoned with.


Nina Chanel Abney recently received her MFA from Parsons. This will be her first solo exhibition.