Turiya Adkins: More Than a Notion
April 5, 2024 - June 1, 2024
Hannah Traore Gallery
150 Orchard Street
New York, New York, 10002


Discrimination. Migration. Liberation. Turya Adkins’ show of paintings and assemblages explores these multifaceted aspects of resistance through the lens of Black bodies in motion. The Brooklyn-based artist draws parallels between history and African mythology; in her trove of work, everything from Black athletes’ legacy of greatness in track and field to James Meredith’s 1966  “March Against Fear” are related to imagery of Tuskegee Airmen and themes of supernatural flight in African folklore. A sense of mysticism and inheritance permeate her eerily haunting works.

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