Transcending Boundaries 2015
by Ladun Ogidan
On April 24, the Lacey Contemporary Gallery in collaboration with Aabru Art opened Transcending Boundaries 2015. Curated by Anshu Bahanda, the exhibition features paintings and sculpture by 35 West African artists.
Many of the artists like Kehinde Sanwo are exhibiting for the first time in the UK. His oil painting Tribal Influence (2015) is part of a series illustrating the influence of traditional art from African on Pablo Picasso, widely acclaimed as the father of modern art. The painting also documents the enduring relationship between African and European art embodied by Picasso’s iconic 1907 work, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.
As part of the exhibition program, Lacey Contemporary will host; an artist’s talk/charity event for Safe Child Africa and a fashion show with emerging African designers to highlight the thriving cultural life of Africa.
Participating artists are Abiodun Olaku; Ade Ogundimu; Adebanji Alade; Alex Nwokolo; Abraham Uyovbisere; Ben Ibebe; Ben Osaghae; Bruce Onobrakpeya, Bunmi Babatunde; Diseye Tantua; Duke Asidere; Ebenezer Akinola; Edosa Ogiugo; Emenike Ogwo; Fidelis Odogwu; Francis Uduh; Gab Awusa; Gbenga Offo; Gerry Nnubia; Joshua Nmesirionye; George Edozie; Juliet Ezenwa Maja-Pearce; Kehinde Sanwo; Kolade Oshinowo; Lekan Onabanjo; Nobert Okpu; Osagie Aimufia; Reuben Ugbine; Sam Ebohon; Sam Ovraiti; Segun Adejumo; Tayo Quaye; Tola Wewe; Toni Okujeni and Tunde Ogunlaiye.
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