Event will take place in Schermer Meeting Hall and is free and open to the public.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby was born in Enugu, Nigeria and lives in Los Angeles. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and was awarded Financial Times Woman of the Year. Recent solo exhibitions include Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby at The Baltimore Museum of Art, alongside Prospect.4, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker in New Orleans.
Liam Everett’s process paintings encompass a wide breadth of technique focused on comparing and contrasting forms, color and materiality, using both traditional and non-traditional mediums such as salt, alcohol, lemon and sunlight. Everett’s most recent group of paintings reflects the artist’s continued exploration of the perceptual experience, focusing specifically on the motion of light that asserts itself within the spatial constraint. In one aspect of his practice, Everett builds paintings on Masonite panels, creating luminous abstractions through an elaborate process of layering and erasure. These structured works contrast with his fabric paintings, that are soaked, stained, buried, pressed, scraped, dried and then hung like tapestries directly on the wall or are loosely supported on stretcher bars that lean on the wall and stand on the floor. Everett’s wide range of experimentation with mediums and form is a testament to his adventurous methodology and rigorous practice.