Wole Lagunju Exhibition
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 9:00 AM - Fri, 10 Oct 2014 5:00 PM
Wole Lagunju hails from Nigeria and now lives in North Carolina. His works are in the collection of institutions such as the World Bank and the Denver Art Museum as well as the image bank of the Pollack-Krasner Foundation.
Lagunju, a lavish user of paint, uses acrylic liberally to fuse on canvas tradition and modernity, Yoruba icons unite with Euro-American iconic images, and modernity is defined by his Afro-diasporic sensibilities. Time collapses as Lagunju merges images from the Victorian era with Yoruba Gelede to create intriguing paintings, and as pop-culture becomes bedfellows with archetypal imagery in his kaleidoscopic works. Such genre-bending works speak to the notions of identity, gender, power, and difference. They also generate conversations about multiculturalism, globalization and transcultural ethos.
Please join us for the exhibit, which runs from September 1, 2014 to October 10, 2014 in the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art.
Artist Lecture will take place in Duke Hall Gallery on September 22 from 5-6pm, immediately followed by the Exhibition Reception from 6-7:30pm.
Wole Lagunju, Gelede II-Satire and Parody