Chris Ofili: Night and Day
The New Museum
October 29, 2014-February 2, 2015
This October, The New Museum will present English-born Chris Ofili’s first major solo exhibition in the United States. “Night and Day” is a collection of the artist’s influential career, including various mediums such as painting, drawing, and sculpture. The exhibition will occupy the museum’s three main galleries.
Over the past two decades, Ofili has created a signature style that is composed of vibrant, meticulously executed, elaborate works that mix abstraction with figuration. His work is inspired from a large spans of time – starting with the Bible and Zimbabwean cave paintings to William Blake’s poems to our current age of hip-hop music.
Since he began making art, Ofili’s style has consistently changed, from boldly expressive work to introspective and experimental work. His most recent works are highly animated with exotic characters, outlandish landscapes and mythology. As an addition to showing in The New Museum, his work is currently in the permanent collections of the British Museum (London), Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), Museum of Contemporary Art (LA), Museum of Modern Art (NY) and Tate (London).
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