Details:

This painting is based on a photograph of the artist's sister during a family visit to California's Chico State University to attend her brother's graduation. The image is packed with painted objects and patterns, from a cornucopia of beverage bottles to clashing rugs, wallpaper and chair caning.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Chico State

This painting is based on a photograph of the artist's sister during a family visit to California's Chico State University to attend her brother's graduation. The image is packed with painted objects and patterns, from a cornucopia of beverage bottles to clashing rugs, wallpaper and chair caning.

As a first-generation, Black American artist, Nimah Gobir documents how she creates relationships and cultivates community in her paintings. Her art presents past moments but also finds new life as Gobir unravels and recontextualizes their impact on who she is today. Several of her paintings employ embroidery and other traditional craft techniques, conveying a tenderness and affection that have always been intertwined with what is traditionally considered women’s work.

Specs:

27 inches
32 inches

③ Artist:

Nimah Gobir

As a first-generation, Black American artist, Nimah Gobir documents how she creates relationships and cultivates community in her paintings. Whether they’re of her partner in a sun-soaked room or her Nigerian mom holding her newly-born sister, Gobir’s portraits draw on memories that span decades. Her works present past moments but find new life as Gobir unravels and recontextualizes their impact on who she is today. Several of her paintings employ embroidery and other traditional craft techniques, conveying a tenderness and affection that have always been intertwined with what is traditionally women’s work for the family.

Nimah Gobir:
Chico State, 2022
Oil paint, fabric, and embroidery thread on canvas
32.0 × 27.0 inches /