Convergence: Group Exhibition at the Museum of the Institute of African Studies, 15-20 Sept 2016

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The works of a group of young Nigerian artists will be on exhibition at the Museum of the Institute from the 15th to the 30th of this month.

The exhibition tagged Convergence, curated by the Director of the Institute, Dr O.I. Pogoson, features Segun Fagurosi, Femi Oyewole and Rashidat Ibrahim, all of whom are recent graduates of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Fagurosi is currently on the master’s degree programme in Visual Arts at IAS.

Convergence promises to be a revelation of three talents who are already making a mark on the Nigerian artistic landscape, as witnessed by the fact that they have been gathering laurels here and there in local competitions for young artists. The artists may have trained together, but they pursue different stylistic routes. Watch out for Ibrahim’s shaded woolwork, Oyewole’s deployment of a knowing hazy finish in his depiction of cityscapes, and Fagurosi’s ability to capture the dramatic moments of everyday life.

The exhibition shall be declared open at 4:00 p.m. on the 15th by the medical doctor and author, Abimbola Lagunju.

Make it a date!

IAS Director Dr Pogoson welcoming guests to the exhibition
IAS Director, Dr Pogoson, welcoming guests to the exhibition
Dr Lagunju addressing the audience
Dr Lagunju addressing the audience
 
The chairman Dr Abimbola Lagunju declaring the exhibition open standing by him is IAS Director Dr Pogoson
The chairman, Dr Abimbola Lagunju, declaring the exhibition open; standing by him is IAS Director, Dr Pogoson
Convergence at IAS Museum
Convergence at IAS Museum
 
Convergence IAS exhibition
Convergence IAS exhibition
Guests at the opening of the exhibition
Guests at the opening of the exhibition
 
Segun Fagurosi 3rd from right and guests
Segun Fagurosi, 3rd from right, and guests
Femi Oyewole explains his technique
Femi Oyewole explains his technique
 
A contemplative guest
A contemplative guest
Prof Peju Layiwola of the Creative Arts Department University of Lagos discussing with IFRA researcher Sara Panata
Prof Peju Layiwola of the Creative Arts Department, University of Lagos discussing with IFRA researcher, Sara Panata
 
Segun Fagurosi Nigbawo When oil on canvas
Segun Fagurosi, Nigbawo? (When?), oil on canvas, 36'' x 48''
Rashidat Ibrahim Getting Set wool on canvas
Rashidat Ibrahim, Getting Set, wool on canvas, 36'' x 48''
 
Chairman of the day Dr Abimbola Lagunju
Chairman of the day, Dr Abimbola Lagunju
Dr Samuel and other guests at the exhibition
Dr Samuel and other guests at the exhibition