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Everlyn Nicodemus

Everlyn Nicodemus

By (author) Everlyn Nicodemus
By (author) Perrin Lathrop
By (author) Catherine de Zegher
By (author) Eddie Chambers


Publishing 27th Nov 2024
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  • Published to accompany the first retrospective exhibition of Nicodemus's work, to be held at National Galleries Scotland: Modern One in autumn 2024, from 19 October 2024 to 25 May 2025
  • Takes readers on a visual journey through 40 years of the artist's drawing, collage and painting, including works newly produced for the 2024 exhibition
  • The book draws together an international cohort of authors who have prepared newly commissioned texts that engage with the artist's practice
  • One of these is a new interview with the artist in which she discusses her work as an artist and an art historian
Full Description

This is the first major publication on the artist Everlyn Nicodemus and accompanies the first ever retrospective of her work. It offers a fascinating introduction to her life, career and art.
Over the course of a 40-year career, Nicodemus has created and cared for a vast body of work that, until recently, has been kept in storage – unseen and unexhibited. Nicodemus engages with complex subject matters, unflinchingly addressing human suffering and societal responsibility. While her works convey and process traumatic experiences, they are ultimately hopeful, focusing on healing and the power of creativity. This publication will reveal the scope and ambition of this astonishing artist’s practice.
Expert contributors offer new insights into Nicodemus’s practice, including a new interview with the artist. Exhibition curator Stephanie Straine explains and contextualizes the rich pages of artworks, drawing on extensive primary research with the artist and her archives.

About the Author

Professor Eddie Chambers is David Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor in Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is editor of The Routledge Companion to African American Art History (2022, Routledge) and author of World is Africa: Writings on Diaspora Art (2021, Bloomsbury). Dr Perrin M. Lathrop is Assistant Curator of African Art at Princeton University Art Museum, and is co-curator and editor of African Modernism in America (2022, Yale University Press). Catherine de Zegher is a curator, art historian and former Director of Drawing Center, New York, and is a long-standing supporter of Nicodemus’s practice. Stephanie Straine is Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at National Galleries Scotland. 

National Galleries of Scotland
Publish date
27th Nov 2024
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
10.04 in x 11.02 in
128 Pages
64 color, 7 b&w
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