Sunday, January 25, 2015

Exhibition: “Chris Ofili: Night and Day” through Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the New Museum -- NYC, USA

“Chris Ofili: Night and Day” Oct 29, 2014-Jan 25, 2015 at 
New Museum
Exhibition: “Chris Ofili: Night and Day” Opening on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 to Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the New Museum -- NYC, USA; Event Details - Where: The New Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 235 Bowery (at Prince Street between Stanton and Rivington Streets, one and a half blocks south of Houston), Subway: 6 to Spring Street, N/R to Prince Street, F to 2nd Avenue, and J to Bowery . The Museum is closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday and on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. THURSDAY EVENINGS 7 p.m.–9 p.m.: Pay-What-You-Wish Suggested Minimum: $2; Telephone - New Museum Main: 212-219-1222
Event Description: “The New Museum presents the first major solo museum exhibition in the United States of the work of artist Chris Ofili. Occupying the Museum’s three main galleries, 'Chris Ofili: Night and Day' will span the artist’s influential career, encompassing his paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Over the past two decades, Ofili has become identified with vibrant, meticulously executed, elaborate artworks that meld figuration, abstraction, and decoration. In his extremely diverse oeuvre, Ofili has taken imagery and inspiration from such disparate, history-spanning sources as the Bible, hip-hop music, Zimbabwean cave paintings, Blaxploitation films, and William Blake’s poems. As the title of the exhibition suggests, Ofili’s practice has undergone constant changes, moving from boldly expressive to deeply introspective across an experimental and prodigious body of work. The exhibition will feature over thirty of Ofili’s major paintings, a vast quantity of drawings, and a selection of sculptures from over the course of his twenty-year career. The exhibition is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator, and Margot Norton, Assistant Curator. The exhibition will be on view in the Second, Third, and Fourth Floor galleries from October 29, 2014 to January 25, 2015.” -- Read more:
About the Artist: “Chris Ofili was born in Manchester, England, in 1968, and currently lives and works in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He received his BFA from the Chelsea School of Art in 1991 and his MFA from the Royal College of Art in 1993. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented internationally, including recent shows at the Arts Club of Chicago (2010); Tate Britain, London (2010 and 2005); kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2006); and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2005). He represented Britain in the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and won the Turner Prize in 1998. His works are held in the permanent collections of a number of museums, including the British Museum, London; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.” -- Read more:
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