The Visual Printmakers Association of Nigeria (VPAN), will display massive collection of print artworks on Saturday, October 28 at Quintessence Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The inaugural exhibition titled First Rhythm will feature works by Prof Bruce Onobrakpeya, Associate Professor Salubi Onakufe, Dr Kunle Adeyemi, Omoh Sophia Igbinovia, Timipre Willis-Amah, Aladegbongbe Aderinsoye, Mike Omoighe, Juliet Ezenwa Maja-Pearce, Moses Unokwa, Ojo Olaniyi, Bode Olaniran, Pius Emokpo, Inyang Effiong and a host of other great artists.
“There is the desire to place printmaking more formerly in the public eye to increase the collections in homes and permanent archives. There is also the desire to make a lasting impression in the promotion of new developments in printmaking. The printmaking techniques, the experimental and contemporary approach have become matters for public discussion,” said Moses Ohiomokhare, the gallery manager.
“It is a rare opportunity for the best of Nigerian printmakers to gather under one roof to share, practice, learn from each other and exhibit. This is the beginning of an adventure and Quintessence is happy to jump start this journey. We trust that their works will be well received by critics, art lovers and collectors. It is indeed a must-see exhibition that runs for three weeks.
By Udemma Chukwuma