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The Ade Series: Ade Bunmi Gbadebo
April 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pmFree
Opening Reception Tuesday, April 12, 6pm
Ade Bunmi Gbadebo is an emerging artist and student at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her current body of work was propelled by an experience of becoming hyper-aware of her own Blackness in a white society. She writes, “I cut off my permed straight hair to make room for buds of nappy dark brown tresses. I stopped using paint in my art because historically, the dominant history of paint has rejected me. I stopped making beautiful self-portraits and used art to question beauty and who gets the power to decide that beauty.”
Curated by Adrienne Wheeler. This exhibition was made possible by funding from Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s Seed Grant Initiative. Image credit: Ade Bunmi Gbadebo, Black Gold, 2016, human hair, thread, gel medium on canvas, 120”x160”, courtesy of the artist