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Primavera

April 7, 2016 @ 12:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Daily until May 14, 2016
| Free
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Internationally renowned sculptor, Sokari Douglas Camp, creates her works primarily in steel. Her often large-scale sculptures make frequent reference to her Nigerian roots, at the same time, encompassing contemporary international issues. Douglas Camp studied fine art at the Central School of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art. She has represented Britain and Nigeria in a number of exhibitions and has had more than 40 solo shows worldwide. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo and the British Museum, London.

Primavera brings together major new sculptures which focus on the reinterpretation of familiar figures from the European classical tradition. The large work Europe supported by Africa and America, recreates and adapts an 18th century engraving by William Blake. This intricate composition features three female figures touching and supporting each other, dressed in contemporary clothing remnant of high fashion in Nigeria modern icons of contemporary culture and society.

 

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Date:
April 7, 2016
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Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.octobergallery.co.uk/exhibitions/2016sok/index.shtml

Organiser

October Gallery
Phone:
020 7242 7367
Website:
http://www.octobergallery.co.uk/

Venue

October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester Street
London , London WC1N 3AL United Kingdom
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Phone:
02072427367
Website:
http://www.octobergallery.co.uk/exhibitions/2016ela/