Skoto Gallery was established in 1992 as a space where some of the best works by African artists can be exhibited within the context of a diverse audience. it’s inaugural show was curated by African-American jazz luminary Ornette Coleman.
Now, the gallery opened Transmogrification, an exhibition of recent mixed media sculpture by the Nigerian-born artist Ifeoma Anyaeji. In her work, the artist seeks to highlight the relevance of social responsibility to the environment in today’s hyper-consumer society as she engages with the cyclical nature of production, accumulation and regeneration in the creative process.
In the artist’s own words, “My works are about up-cycling and material reuse, in review of our cultural attitude to the concept of product newness, value and expiration date, as well as social responsibility to the environment. In creating these works I reflect on the cultural prescription of value and value systems, particularly from my home country Nigeria.”
Ifeoma Anyaeji: Transmogrification is on view through Nov, 2013, at Skoto Gallery.
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