The Ease of Fiction: opening reception

The Ease of Fiction

Opening Reception, Press & Member Preview with artists and curator
Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Business attire, catered by Posh Nosh
Middle School Student Docents from Moore Square Middle School
Music by The Art of Cool

Join us for the press and member preview of The Ease of Fiction, curated by Dexter Wimberly.

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. On view March 3 – June 19, 2016. The 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

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