This exhibition includes approximately 40 works, primarily from the Nasher Museum’s collection. With a focus on collage, mixed media and textile works, Beyond the Surface explores how artists bring together disparate materials and ideas to create artworks that engage with all audiences. Through skill and care, artists juxtapose unexpected elements and concepts in their work to tell many different stories.
Since opening in 2005, the Nasher Museum has been dedicated to building a groundbreaking collection of contemporary art centered on diversity and inclusion. The museum’s emphasis is on artists historically underrepresented, overlooked or excluded from art institutions, with a particular focus on artists of African descent. In this effort, the museum supports global artists of extraordinary vision, whose works spark opportunities for thoughtful engagement.
Artists include Nina Chanel Abney, Emma Amos, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Romare Bearden, María Berrío, Sanford Biggers, Mark Bradford, Nick Cave, Barbara Chase-Riboud, William Cordova, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, David C. Driskell, Sherman Fleming, Derek Fordjour, Charles Gaines, Deborah Grant, Lyle Ashton Harris, Barkley L. Hendricks, Silvia Heyden, Rashid Johnson, Mauricio Lasansky, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Hugo McCloud, Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu, Christopher Myers, Alexander Ney, Odili Donald Odita, Ebony G. Patterson, Dario Robleto, Paul Anthony Smith, Jeff Sonhouse, Alma Thomas, SoiL Thronton, Stacy Lynn Waddell, Purvis Young, and Nettie Young.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
Image credit: Hugo McCloud, push pull (2019); Plastic merchandise bags on a wood panel