Victor Ekpuk: Visiting Artist & Performance

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Repeats every day until Thu Apr 04 2013 .
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Visting artist, Victor Ekpuk, will be working in the Mayer Gallery during public hours as part of his performance in the creation of his exhibition Drawing Memories.

Victor Ekpuk will be holding a two-day drawing performance in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts’ Mayer Gallery on April 3 and 4 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. with a break between 12:30-1:30 p.m. All visitors are welcome to stop by anytime during these hours to watch him in the gallery.

Nsibidi- the philosophy where sign systems are used to convey ideas. Nigerian artist, Victor Ekpuk uses symbols from traditional African writing system, such as nsibidi, along with designs he coins and others have gathered from the world around him to create his artwork. The script that results from this is meant to create a feeling and understanding of the human experience. One symbol in a painting or drawing can represent a concept and make a statement; many symbols can form a narrative about life in the contemporary world.

Victor's exhibition, Drawing Memories, opens at the Turchin Center on April 5 during the Spring Exhibition Celebration from 7-9 p.m.

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