Subtle Textures showing at Rele Art Gallery | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

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Subtle Textures showing at Rele Art Gallery | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Annick Kamgang, Osi Audu

Subtle Textures showing at Rele Art Gallery | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

After seven years of operating at the Onikan, Lagos, Rele Gallery has moved to a bigger and more serene space on Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, where a group show, titled, Subtle Textures , is going on.

The gallery’s new space also serves as a blank canvas for the playing out of future possibilities; the fluidity of drawing and its capacity for transformation forms an essential starting point.The gallery curator, Adeolu Oluwajoba, said, “while we were thinking about the space opening, we wanted to do an exhibition that also spoke to this idea of moving to a new space and creating something new so we decide to explore drawing as a representation. We want people to see the gallery as just this blank canvass in which multiple realities and landscapes can be created from. Just working with sub-textures and seeing the generative quality of drawing and how it relates to the generative quality of space.”

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The inaugural show, which features works of Osi Audu, Annick Kamgang, Sedireng Mothibatsela, Kelani Abass, Papa Omotayo and Temitayo Ogunbiyi, explores the generative qualities of drawing and line in creating composite forms and spheres of knowledge.Obasanjo While inaugurating the Guardian of the Nation International (GOTNI) Leadership Centre in Abuja, he said the problem could be addressed if the coming generation of Nigerians were schooled in the art of leadership.While speaking at a webinar organised by Background Check International (BCI), with the theme: Curbing Insecurity in Nigeria: “The role of background check,” they also proffered solutions to effectively tackle the menace.The women claimed they had been severely hit by climate change, noting that their roles predisposed them to direct impact of the change.

The gallery’s new space also serves as a blank canvas for the playing out of future possibilities; the fluidity of drawing and its capacity for transformation forms an essential starting point. The gallery curator, Adeolu Oluwajoba, said, “while we were thinking about the space opening, we wanted to do an exhibition that also spoke to this idea of moving to a new space and creating something new so we decide to explore drawing as a representation. Obasanjo, who expressed readiness to partner with GOTNI to achieve the goal, identified the home, school, religious centres and communities as veritable grounds to mould future Nigerian leaders. We want people to see the gallery as just this blank canvass in which multiple realities and landscapes can be created from. Chris Olukolade; Chief Operating Officer, Academy Halogen, Dr. Just working with sub-textures and seeing the generative quality of drawing and how it relates to the generative quality of space. Ohuabunwa, who is a member of faculty of GOTNI and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, described Obasanjo as a leadership model for the future generation of Nigerian leaders.” He continued, “Abbas Kelani has five works, Temitayo Ogunbiyi has four and we are aslo showing the blue print, that’s the architectural work, just to give this idea of how drawing can be used to create space, we are basically looking to get more engagements from people, very interesting works from Nigerian artists and African artists generally. So they have the primary responsibility of getting water, going to the farms, and attending to everybody in the family, and the manifestation of climate change goes directly to women.

We want to create a space where people can come and have immersive and awesome experience. He noted: “Nigeria, as a country, has not done well in leadership. Amara Agbim and President, Neeyamo Inc.” The gallery founder, Adenrele Sonariwo, said moving into a new space is reflective of the gallery’s growth. According to her, “we wanted a much bigger place so that artists will have opportunity to explore bigger space, which helps their works as well, to see how they can respond to this new space, and we are also growing, its seven years. We have not had consistent, enlightened, visionary and courageous leadership with integrity that would take our country from the third world situation, from a stagnated poverty-ridden nation, to a nation competitive to first world nations like Singapore, Korea and Japan.” Sonariwo continued, “The artists have curated Subtle Texture to tie into the fact that we are in a new space, new beginning. Olugbodi harped on data harmonisation by all security agencies, adding that proper checks should be conducted on individuals. We represent about 11 artists on our roaster and 10 of them their works are on display. There is nothing better for Nigeria, except the top.

We want to showcase the artists that have gotten us to this point, some of them work with fabrics, photographs, painters, sculpting, we want to be able to show a full range of all the artist that we are working together that this space will not be possible without them.” In this article . Linus Okorie, who aspired for the governorship of Imo State in 2019, underlined the need for a transformative leadership that could galvanise the support of Nigerians for growth. He said background check was key to obtaining information about individuals’ integrity, as well as profiling to verify their records and personalities.