The Nigerian-born, Brooklyn-based artist will present several large scale paintings.
Akunyili's paintings have quickly gained international attention.
In the artist's words, My art addressed my internal tension between my deep love for Nigeria, my country of birth, and my strong appreciation for Western culture, which has profoundly influenced both my life and my art I use my art as a way to negotiate my seemingly contradictory loyalties..."
Njideka Akunyili's works have been featured in exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, Gallery Zidoun (Luxembourg), and Tilton Gallery, with upcoming exhibitions at the Bronx Museum, Victoria Miro Gallery (London), and the American Academy of Arts and Letters (New York).
The exhibition is curated by Franklin Art Works' Director, Tim Peterson.
Saturday, May 11 from 6 to 8pm