COVERS AND CONTOURS, an exhibition of new works featuring seven exceptional contemporary artists Polly Alakija, Adeola Balogun, Promise O’nali, Chika Idu, Diseye Tantua, Omoligho Udenta and Godwin Ekhanemeh, opens this weekend.
The exhibition which is presented by Quintessence Gallery and Mansard Place will run at the Mansard Place in Lagos for 20 days from Saturday, June 10 through Friday, June 30, 2017.
Many of the works to be exhibited at Covers And Contours are city inspired and the artists have explored new techniques to express themselves.
Exhibition Opening: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Venue: Mansard Place, 976 Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Further speaking about the artists whose works will be exhibited, the curatorial Director Moses Ohiomokhare says “Polly’s work as a designer, artist and illustrator, educator and social activist has distinguished her in the eyes of the local and international community…Godwin features some unconventional furniture along with his sculptural pieces. The organisation of interior space is apparent in his sculpture and furniture…Omoligho engages the optical effect of light and color to create subtle meticulous works of art that reference our natural phenomena… Promise O’nali has gone through various stages of incubation and during his formative years, he has always been driven by brutal force of visual reality and communication. Now that he has opened himself up to the public, we are seeing abstract works that speak to us and provoke various questions about life and existence… Adeola applies his work to engage subjects as diverse as politics, nature, humanity and survival via exploration of numerous available and unusual materials serving as his vehicle of interrogation in a multiple layered format. But this time, “Horse power ii; Latent energy and Strive to Remain Grounded,” engage us differently, encouraging us to appreciate our used materials that are transformed… Chika loves children and explores swimming as a sport where we exert our energy. He gives us a view of what the underwater is all about… Diseye Tantua is a bundle of energy who engages us with pop-art in his work, drawing inspiration from the traditional proverbs”
Covers and Contours is a celebration of our rich diversity and talent. These works provoke various questions and you are invited to this feast of great aesthetic works of art.