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Exhibition: Obiora Udechukwu OJEMBA

August 15 - October 12
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery

Obiora Udechukwu OJEMBA: A Fifty-Year Retrospective: Selected Drawings, Paintings, and Prints 1966-2016. The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery is pleased to mark 2016 with an exhibition to honor the 20-year anniversary of Obiora Udechukwu at St. Lawrence University, as well as the artist's own 70th anniversary. "Ojemba", which means "[A] traveller to distant towns/places/countries", is taken from the Igo adage "Ojemba e nwe ilo", or "A traveler to distant lands does [or should] not have enemies." A range of paintings, prints and drawings spanning five decades will be included in the exhibition. In addition, a full-color exhibition catalog will include over 40 photographs and details; an interview with the artist by curator Mark Denaci, Associate Professor of Art & Art History at St. Lawrence; and statements by the artist, Gallery Director Catherine Tedford, and Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs Val Lehr. In conjunction with the exhibition, noted Nigerian art historian and artist Chika Okeke-Agulu, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, will come to campus to give a public lecture on Thursday, September 15 at 7 pm, as well as meet with faculty and students.

On Thursday, September 15 at 7 pm, Chika Okekeo-Agulu, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, will present a public lecture in Griffiths 123.


Richard F. Brush Art Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday 12pm-8pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 5pm

See the gallery website for more information.