Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Victor Ekpuk solo at MFA

These Moments
A solo exhibition of mixed media artwork by VICTOR EKPUK
Friday, May 12th - May 29th, 2017
Friday, May 12th, 6pm-8pm
The artist will be in attendance. 

Morton Fine Art (MFA)
1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)
Washington, DC 20009
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

About VICTOR EKPUK & These Moments

What can one say about an artist like Victor Ekpuk? Graphically stunning, with a carefully crafted use of color, and evincing a commitment to the power of the line, Ekpuk's work in These Moments applies Ekpuk's enviable skill, theoretical grounding, and consistent engagement with what it means to be human in a more figurative approach. These Moments highlight thirteen works all grounded by the form, structure, and strength of the bold line's arc through space. Inspired in part by a four-month residency in Nigeria, the country of his birth, Ekpuk was struck by how central the head was in daily life in Lagos. Ekpuk explains that he was "struck by people carrying things on their heads, metaphorically or otherwise."
Izetta Autumn Mobley, 2017

These Moments marks VICTOR EKPUK's third solo exhibition at Morton Fine Art.  His artwork is included in the permanent collections of the
Smithsonian Institution Nation Museum of African Art, Brooks Museum,
Krannert Art Museum, US Department of State, Newark Museum, Arkansas Art Center, Fidelity Investments,  The World Bank, and University of Maryland University College Art Collection.