Pace Prints congratulates Nina Chanel Abney on Framily Ties, her monumental contribution to Matisse Alive at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. The exhibition will be on view October 23, 2021 – April 3, 2022.
Nina Chanel Abney's works span five walls of the exhibition and are anchored by nineteen new large-scale collages, created by the artist at Pace Prints' print shop. Following shows at numerous US institutions over the last four years, and an overseas début at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, this is Abney's first museum exhibition in Australia.
Matisse Alive offers visitors a unique chance to explore the life, art and influence of one of the world’s most celebrated artists, Henri Matisse, in the lead-up to and alongside the major, ticketed exhibition Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, which opens on November 20, 2021.
At the heart of Matisse Alive are four new artist projects by leading artists Nina Chanel Abney (US), Sally Smart (Australia), Angela Tiatia (Sāmoa/Australia) and Robin White (NZ) that present contemporary perspectives on this ‘modern master’ and focus especially on his imagining of the Pacific."
The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) is one of Australia’s leading art museums. Over one million visitors a year enjoy the Gallery’s collection of Australian, Aboriginal, European, Asian and contemporary art. Located within beautiful parklands overlooking Sydney Harbour and only 15 minutes walk from the city centre. Admission to the Gallery is free.