Impact, the recently concluded 3-day salon exhibition of 38 works by 19 members of the Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria (GFA), has been described as a befitting way to end 2020 after the COVID 19 pandemic. The salon was held from Friday, December 11 and climaxed on Sunday, December 13, 2020.
The salon saw each artist expressing their individual experiences in a year where lives and livelihoods have been changed and lost.
Artists of the Guild on display who works with various media such as painting, sculpture, drawings, and Mixed Media included Abiodun Olaku, Adetola Wewe, Alex Nwokolo, Ben Ibebe, Bimbo Adenugba, Bunmi Babatunde, Diseye Tantua, and Duke Asidere.
Others were Edosa Ogiugo, Emenike Ogwo, George Edozie, Joshua Nmesirionye, Juliet Ezenwa Maja Pearce, Norbet Okpu and Odogwu Eze Fidelis
Osagie Aimufia, Reuben Ugbine, Sam Ebohon and Tayo Quaye made up the list.
Ugonna Ibe-Ejiogu, Curator and Director of the GFA, disclosed that it’s a pleasure and honor to be able to close the year out by curating such a beautiful and personal show while expressing gratitude to the partners of the salon.
“After such a unique year, it’s a pleasure and honor to be able to close it out by curating such a beautiful and personal show. We are grateful that Hourglass Gallery and our lead sponsor Art.NG have joined us in celebrating some of the finest artists in Nigeria” she said of the exhibition.
On his part, Yinka Fisher, a Trustee of the GFA described the exhibition as a manifestation of the fine things of life.
“This exhibition is a manifestation of those fine things of life that have been missing in the preceding months of the year. IMPACT, coming at the end of the year, brings us back to those things that are pleasant and beautiful,” he enthused.