Saturday, February 24, 2018

Njideka Akunyili Crosby at Baltimore Museum of Art


Perhaps too easy a statement that for Akunyili Crosby, like Kerry James Marshall, the patchwork assembling of visual cultures not necessarily the western canon and manifesting all the diaspora of it - Nigerian pop and pattern for AC; comics, movie posters, barbershops for KJM - feels less like the paintings trends of post-modern dicey-ness, less a Rosler war brought home than saturated by, felt lived in, warm. When the graphic face of a Nigerian minister comes roaring through collapsing space like a advert it seems less compositional than accurate to how time functions, we don't to keep attaching lead and weight to canvases to function for the weight of history.

see too: Kerry James Marshall at MOCA Los Angeles

by not necessarily being indebted to western canon