22 Dec 5 Things About ”The Passage Of Time” Exhibition

No. 5 Words We did a book on Professor Glover. He loved it. The idea was to have a book that presents his art and his life; a book that gives artists, collectors – everyone really – an insight into the events that shaped the artist. The exhibition ended on the 19th of December, 2022.

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14 Dec 5 Things About ”The Passage Of Time” Exhibition

No. 3. Stories You. The artwork. The artist’s story. Your story. The artist presents the artwork. But that’s not the end of the story. There’s also your story – your ideas about life, color, images… Your relationship with the artwork is a unique story. It’s been fascinating to see how viewers have interacted with Ablade Glover’s

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08 Dec 5 Things About ”The Passage Of Time” Exhibition

No. 2. GreatnessProfessor Glover talked about his life and his experiences during the press interviews before the exhibition opening. He also spoke briefly during the exhibition. To listen to him is to understand that greatness isn’t manufactured overnight. His greatness comes from talent. But also from diligence, perseverance and toil. Fifty decades of consistent hard

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07 Dec 5 Things About ”The Passage Of Time” Exhibition

No 1. Space.We wanted to create the right space to unfurl the amazing artistic journey of the great artist, Ablade Glover. We wanted you to walk in, feel the breadth of his art, but also feel the inter-connectedness of the artworks. We wanted to take you on a tour of the artist’s life – Accra markets,

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09 Nov Rhythm and Flow: ‘The Conference’ by Kolade Oshinowo

By 1975, the most popular artworks from Oshinowo, were the landscapes detailing Lagos,Abeokuta and many other states.But there was the abstract side of Oshinowo, like this mixed media artwork titled, TheConference. In ‘The Conference’, lines replaced colour, creating movement and tension across thesurface of the artwork. It’s a dynamic, adventurous artwork that presents another aspect of

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01 Nov Ben Osaghae’s ‘I Beta Pass My Neighbor’

The artwork presents two aspects of Osaghae. There is his movement towards a minimalist style that required the viewer to participate mentally in order to understand and enjoy the artwork. Then there is his understanding of symbolism – an ability to appreciate the symbols that define our times. In this artwork, it is the small,

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01 Nov Four Drawings by Ben Enwonwu.

We are presenting 4 drawings by Ben Enwonwu at the gallery.The drawings span a period between 1946 and 1970, and were probably preliminary sketches for sculptures and paintings – a visual diary. They are an interesting insight into Enwonwu’s work methods, as well as, historically important documents about one of Africa’s most significant artists.

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20 Oct A profile and a terrain

Like many Ablade Glover artworks, there are multiple layers to this piece. There is the elegant profile – the strong, resilient, graceful African queen. Then there is the amazing use of movement, colour and layering to create a visually compelling multi-layered canvas. It feels like a vast terrain – hills, crevices, valleys. There’s so much

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13 Oct Obi Ekwenchi’s art

Obi Ekwenchi’s artworks have always had a magical quality, probably because of his nuanced colours.He has always been able to present the subjects in his artworks with warmth, compassion, and a certain dignity. Ekwenchi was born in 1959. He studied Fine and Applied Arts at the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu and got

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04 Oct Visual Diaries – ‘GRA’ And ‘Mushin At Night”

Abiodun Olaku had a brief stay at the Mushin area of Lagos in his early days as an artist. He wandered the streets in the evenings, intrigued by the mix of chaos and energy. ‘GRA – Government Rejected Area’ and ‘Mushin at night’ present Mushin from the artist’s eyes. “GRA”, a night-time landscape explores the

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29 Sep Have You heard?

A bittersweet artwork, The colours are warm and joyful, the figures seem connected and vibrant, the adire patterns on their clothing are bold and appealing. It’s a warm artwork with a darkish theme. Created at the end of the civil war, the artwork explores the mixed emotions of these women about the end of the

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29 Sep Devine Intervention

It’s always interesting to reflect on the early years of a significant artist. This Abiodun Olaku painting from 1987, presents a fluid, almost sketch-like exploration of prayer and divine intervention.

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28 Jun The Ben Osaghae Memorial Drawing Exhibition

We’re exhibiting drawings from The Ben Osaghae Memorial Drawing workshop organised by The Guild of Fine Artists and Hourglass Gallery. The drawings are by Abiodun Olaku , Abraham Uyovbisere, Aimufia Osagie,  Alex Nwokolo , Ben Ibebe, Bimbo Adenugba, Bunmi Babatunde, Diseye Tantua, Duke Asidere, Edosa Ogiugo, Fidelis Odogwu, Gbenga Offo, George Edozie, Gerry Nnubia, Joshua Nmesirionye, Juliet Ezenwa,  Norbert Okpu, Olu Ajayi, Sam Ebohon, Tayo Quaye, Tola Wewe. Exhibition opens

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30 Mar A Lorry Station and the State of Africa

Ato Delaquis has always been fascinated by the confluence of Western ideas and indigenous African ideas.  The confluence and conflict play out in many aspects of African societies – religion, design, technology, fashion … He has often explored some of these fusions and contradictions in his art. The artwork ‘Morris, Austin and Bedford’ is presented

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21 Mar Asidere’s The Day After

Duke Asidere has always been autobiographical in his paintings and the titling of his artworks. These titles may sometimes seem misleading and at odds with the artwork itself. In the truth. sometimes there is no direct connection. He paints spontaneously, with very little planning. He simply bares his soul on canvas. This purgation involves rote

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18 Feb Bruce Onobrakpeya and Ore ri Canaan

Bruce Onobrakpeya has recently started to explore some of his earlier Christian-themed artworks. The first of this series is ‘Ore ri Canaan’. He had earlier explored this artwork as a deep etching on paper in 1982. Its present incarnation is as an utterly magnificent metal foil artwork.  ‘Ore Ri Canaan’, explores the turning of water

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18 Feb Glover’s Sketches

It’s hard to imagine how Ablade Glover’s energetic, almost aggressive attacks on his canvas might translate to paper. Many of the elements of his art  –  the layering of colour, the chaos of paint, the fluid inter-connection between colours  –  seem to suggest that his art is suited for oil, rather than pencil, or charcoal

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21 Dec Flourish

The strongest trees grow and flourish through the years.We wish you the strength, grace and endurance to flourish in the new year.

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