CHRISTINE DIXIE: TO BE KING

To be King is Christine Dixie’s recent video installation at the Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery. The exhibition runs from February 27 to March 7 and is informed by the essay Las Meninas, which Michel Foucault published in 1966 as the first chapter to his book The Order of Things.

In describing the painting by Velàsquez, Foucault suggests that through language, the taxonomy of the day, things are ordered. This order, particular yet tenuous, is depend...


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DEBORAH POYNTON: SCENES OF A ROMANTIC NATURE

Deborah Poynton’s Scenes of A Romantic Nature at Stevenson Gallery revolves around 21 large canvases and two series of corresponding drawings. The works on display reiterate her assertion that “Art is an offering, a show that mirrors the show we form around ourselves as we move through our scenery. Art is always artful, a ruse, a trick. It is part of the dream that we inhabit.”

The exhibition runs from February 12 to March 20 as a continuation of Poynton’s investigati...


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EL ANATSUI AT OCTOBER GALLERY

From February 12 to March 28, October Gallery will once again present a series of intricate metal sculptures by celebrated sculptor El Anatsui. The artist employs discarded materials such as liquor bottle caps and cassava graters to create remarkable sculptures that defy categorization and challenge long-held views of sculpture being in rigid form. Anatsui’s use of discarded materials reflects his interest in recycling, transformation, and an intrinsic desire to connect to his continent...


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OMENKA GALLERY AT CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2015, BOOTH B15

From February 26 to March 1, Omenka Gallery will participate in the 2nd edition of the Cape Town Art Fair held at the Avenue, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town. Omenka is proud to present recent work by 4 leading contemporary African artists Joel Mpah Dooh (Cameroon), Duke Asidere (Nigeria), Gerry Nnubia (Nigeria), and Ndidi Emefiele (Nigeria) at the fair.

The 4 artists differ in their primary point of investigation. Among them, Joel Mpah Dooh is preoccupied with experim...


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NENGI OMUKU: A STATE OF MIND

A State of Mind is the first solo exhibition by fast-rising contemporary artist Nengi Omuku at the Omenka Gallery. The exhibition will open to the public on March 21 and run till April 8. It presents a variety of work in vibrant colors exploring the supposition that the human figure can be transformed based on the premise that things could not only look, but also be otherwise. This theme is common in Omuku’s work and functions as a metaphor alluding to wider themes of differenc...


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Virginia Chihota: A Thorn in My Flesh (munzwa munyama yangu)

A Thorn in my Flesh (munzwa munyama yangu) is the title of the first solo exhibition in Europe by Libyan-based Zimbabwean artist Virginia Chihota. The exhibition opened to rave reviews on January 9 at London’s Tiwani Contemporary Gallery and will run till February 6. It presents a variety of work in drawing and print exploring the connection between self and other and self and environment in relation to female subjectivity.

Working across printmaking and drawing, Chihot...


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DUKE ASIDERE: THE ARTIST AND HIS MUSE

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From November 29 to December 20, Omenka Gallery will present Duke Asidere: The Artist and His Muse, an exhibition of recent work by leading contemporary artist, Duke Asidere, one of the most exciting artists working in Nigeria today.

Duke Asidere is an integral part of a group of artists working in Nigeria today leading a revival of painting—a medium several critics and scholars alike consider a dead form of artistic expression. he a...


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