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Coffee & Conversation: The Ease of Fiction

March 5, 2016 11:00 am
March 5, 2016 12:30 pm

The Ease of Fiction

Join us for Coffee & Conversation, free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 5th, 11 am to 12:30 pm.
Come and chat in an informal setting with curator Dexter Wimberly alongside artists Meleko Mokgosi, Duhirwe Rushemeza and Sherin Guirguis.
The Ease of Fiction presents the work of four African artists living in the United States as the foundation of a critical discussion about history, fact and fiction. The exhibiting artists, ruby onyinyechi amanze (b. 1982, Nigeria), Duhirwe Rushemeza (b. 1977, Rwanda), Sherin Guirguis (b. 1974, Egypt), and Meleko Mokgosi (b. 1981, Botswana), present recent paintings, drawings and sculptural works that explore issues of cultural identity, personal agency, and the very notion of "African art."

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ruby onyinyechi amanze, kindred, 2014, graphite, ink, pigment, enamel, photo transfers, glitter on paper, 80”x78”
Photo courtesy of Tiwani Contemporary, London and the artist

Sherin Guirguis, Untitled (Bab Huda), 2013, mixed media on hand-cut paper, 108”x 72”
Photo courtesy of The Third Line Gallery, Dubai and the artist

Meleko Mokgosi, Ruse of Disavowal, 2013, oil and charcoal on canvas, 108” x 132”, 96”x132”, 96”x180”, 108”x180”, 108”x132”, 96”x132”, 108”x132”
Photo courtesy of Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles and the artist
Installation view: Lyon Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France

Duhirwe Rushemeza, Mustard Yellow, Mauve, Mint, and Grey Matter, 2014, mixed media, 48”x 48”x 5”
Photo courtesy of the artist