The solo exhibition Silent Strength is the first presentation of Everlyn Nicodemus’ work in New York.
Her series Silent Strength, executed between 1989 and 1990 depicts the triumph of humanity over systems of oppression and authority. Rendered in flowing, curved lines, and undulating tones of red and orange, each becomes a celebratory depiction of the beauty of the female form, with Nicodemus stating “where better to reclaim freedoms than with my own body? Free and unrestricted. Using my body and curves as a point of departure offered a new beginning.”
Often drawing on her own experiences with racism in her work, she notes, “There is a silent strength among us that is required in order to brave the struggles contemporary women are confronted with, especially women from minority communities who have been written out of history in so many ways.”
The exhibition will be open 31 March - 6 May 2023.
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