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The Ade Series: Ade Bunmi Gbadebo

April 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Free

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

Details

Date:
April 4, 2016
Time:
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://artgallery.newark.rutgers.edu/exhibitions/the-ade-series-ade-bunmi-gbadebo/

Venue

Conklin Hall 3rd floor
175 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102 United States

Organizer

Caren King Choi
Phone:
973 353 1625
Email:
carking@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Website:
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/artgallery