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Lagos Calling: Today 7 April Rele Gallery Nigeria”Resilient Lines” Ayobola Kekere-Ekun

3 pm – 7 pm for the opening of “Resilient Lines”, the first solo exhibition of  2016 Young Contemporaries Alumni and visual artist Ayobola Kekere-Ekun.

Rele Gallery presents “Resilient Lines”, the first solo exhibition of visual artist Ayobola Kekere-Ekun. The exhibition title is intended first to encapsulate the spirit and complexity of femininity and womanhood across lineages; and secondly as a means of referencing the usage of linear and multilinear lines prominent in Kekere-Ekun’s artistic output. The new body of work comprises of two series “History and Mythology” and “The Crown”.  It explores the stories of women who contribute significantly to the development of their societies, do not get their due in so doing and yet still have to navigate endless cycles of injustices.

Kekere-Ekun creates predominantly with a technique dubbed ‘quilling’, in which paper material are stripped and manipulated to create textured, two-dimensional forms. Quilling has roots stemming as far back as the 15th century when it served mostly decorative purposes. The medium has since progressed, finding mainstream relevance and success in the works of contemporary artists such as Ihwa Kim from Korea. In 2016, Kekere-Ekun first exhibited works using this medium publicly at the inaugural edition of the Young Contemporaries, early days into mastering her chosen material.

Where:  5 Military Street Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria

Mon – Appointments only

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