Morton Fine Art (MFA), Washington, DC, United States
13 Sep 2013 - 08 Oct 2013
REMINISCENCES & CURRENT MUSINGS is a solo exhibition of artwork by VICTOR EKPUK, featuring a rare collection of his artwork from 1996-2013.
About Reminiscences & Current Musings:
« On recent discovery of some of my earlier works in storage, I proposed to Amy Morton and she agreed to show my reminiscences in paintings and current musings in works on paper.
This exhibition is a small collection of a larger body of work in my artistic journey through the years. While selecting works for this show, I was struck by how the excavation of memory from cultural aesthetics and the exploration of the existence and absence of memory as a human condition have preoccupied my oeuvres through the years. Thank you for viewing. »
-Victor Ekpuk, Washington DC, 2013
ARTIST TALK : Saturday, September 28th, 4-6pm
VICTOR EKPUK‘s art began as an exploration of nsibidi « traditional » graphics and writing systems in Nigeria, and has since evolved to embrace a wider spectrum of meaning that is rooted in African and global contemporary art discourses. His artwork is in the permanent collection of Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African Art, Newark Museum, The World Bank, and University of Maryland University College Art.
The central theme of Ekpuk’s work is the exploration of relationships, challenges, and responses to changes that characterize the contemporary human condition. Of particular interest to his oevre is nsibidi, an indigenous African system of writing that employs graphic signs and codes to convey concepts. Inspired by these ancient writings, the forms in his works are reduced to a basic essence resulting in new symbols or codes in script-like drawings.
Morton Fine Art (MFA) is a fine art gallery and curatorial group that collaborates with art collectors and visual artists to inspirefresh ways of acquiring contemporary art. Firmly committed to the belief that anyone can become an art collector, MFA’s mission is to provide accessibility to museum-quality contemporary art through a combination of innovative exhibitions and a new generation of art services.
Morton Fine Art (MFA)
1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)
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