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IN THE GALLERIES: THREE LOCAL ARTISTS EXPLORE THE TRANSIENT NATURE OF IDENTITY

By Mark Jenkins | The Washington Post

"Nigerian-bred D.C. artist Victor Ekpuk often uses glyphs derived from an ancient African writing system. His “Mickey on Broadway,” an expansive five-panel collage-painting on display at Brentwood Arts Exchange, combines those characters with symbols that most people can read more easily: plastic plates shaped like the head of Disney’s trademark mouse.

"Ekpuk’s red-white-and-blue African and American hybrid is one of the most striking offerings in “Transient Identity: Figure & Form,” which also presents works by two other foreign-born local artists, Honduran emigre Wilfredo Valladares and Brazil-bred Lorenzo Cardim. The show was curated by University of Maryland art students directed by professor Jason Kuo."

Read the complete review in The Washington Post.

Image: Detail from Victor Ekpuk’s “Mickey on Broadway,” on view in “Transient Identity: Figure & Form,” at Brentwood Arts Exchange. The group show was curated by University of Maryland art students. (Victor Ekpuk/Brentwood Arts Exchange)

Date of Publication: 
7/27/18