Lubaina Himid: Work from Underneath
June 26 - October 6, 2019
A pioneer of the British Black Arts Movement, Lubaina Himid has long championed marginalized histories. Bright, graphic, and rich in color and symbolic referents, her works recall history paintings and eighteenth-century British satirical cartoons. In many works, the presence of language and poetry punctuates the silence of her images with commands, instructions, or utterances that are at once stark and tender.
Work from Underneath at the New Museum marked the Turner-prize winning artist’s first US solo museum exhibition, and debuted an entirely new body of work. A catalogue of the same title accompanied the exhibition.