VISION IN CLAY PREPARES FOR NEW EXHIBITION

VIC in partnership with Weave and co gallery sets for August show. Vision in clay is a new platform for artists who work with clay. It was founded in November of 2016 by Ace ceramists Ato Arinze in Lagos. According to him, its aim is to promote the art of ceramics and works of members who are drawn from all over the African Continent.

It would be noted that the award winning late ceramists Ladi Kwali graces the back of the Nigerian 20naira currency and one of the first artist to be immortalised that far. The new generation of potters have moved on to more sophisticated and highly creative approaches to clay manipulation.

In Nigeria universities, the specialization in ceramics is declining by the number and many who choose the path, have been in most cases, out of consequence. The group through its activities which includes: annual exhibitions, workshops, seminars and publications would renew new interest in pottery and clay sculptures among students and professionals alike. Inte

The Exhibition would be featuring 7 artists;

Chineneye Emelogu

May okafor

Nathalie Djakou Kassi

Afam Okwudili

Chris klay Ekuafeh

sheriff ojekunle

Ato Arinze.

 

Opening- Saturday August 5th, 2017.

Venue- Moorhouse Hotel, 1 Bankole Oki Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Exhibition runs till Thursday 17th August, 2017.

Art24now gathered that the group is open to both young and old, however it is your uniqueness and high quality work that would buy your ticket in. The group could be reached on their Facebook group “potters in town”. If you are or would be in Lagos by the 5th of August, 2017 there wouldn’t be any better “sightseeing” than art born from nothing but dust.

 

 

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After 5 years of Hibernation phillips Nzekwe finally storms Nigeria With something new.

“As an individual I believe that art is life. Life in the 21st century basically entails freedom and so, I express freedom in my choice of materials, forms and artistic expression. Although I work with available materials, my creativity is processed based, and starts by hyper-seeing expressive possibilities in materials…..” phillips Nzekwe.

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The 17th of this June Philips Nzekwe and Gabriel Awusa would be storming Terra-Kulture art Gallery Victoria Island for their show titled “Different strokes”

But different strokes in not necessary different; it’s not a duel between the artists but a common ground where differences are allowed to co-exist. Though the tilted towards different subject matter, But found a common ground on their use of organic forms of nature (flora and fauna) with a little touch of yellow.

“….yellow in my view explores the narrative of the rising sun” phillips remarked. Continue reading “After 5 years of Hibernation phillips Nzekwe finally storms Nigeria With something new.”