Conversations in colour
September 10 , 2022
Alexis Galleries is pleased to present ‘Conversations in Colour’ as the ninth edition of FATE, an annual exhibition of works that are created by artists who spend three weeks in residence at the gallery. The aim of the program is to identify, nurture, mentor, promote and equip emerging artists with space, atmosphere and information that fosters newness, deviation and critical inquiry into conventional ideas.
In this edition, five artists working with oil and acrylic have been invited to tap into their creative depth and present the audience with works that probe, address and interrogate innocence, memory, epiphany, acceptance, nostalgia, impermanence, awakening and self-discovery.
King Ereso explores impasto, collage and smooth textured technique to reflect on epiphany, dreams and realization, with multiple faces around solitary figures in his heavily collaged canvases. He brings the audience into his fascination with the RED hue as a metaphor for hope, strength and passion.
Negotiating the canvas space with school-children, Meshach Charity uses his childhood experiences as a point of departure into children’s coping mechanisms under pressures from parents and teachers. Here, Charity looks into the concept of distraction, focus, nostalgia and innocence in his reflection of past experiences.
Segun Abraham’s canvases are replete with lines, patterns, beauty, pride, expectation and joy through the expressions of his subjects. Here, Segun invites the audience into a close study of continuity and impermanence through his use of African motifs and floral patterns.
Ghina Sabra’s abstract composition are expressions of her self-reflection, self-awareness, self-examination and self-discovery. She uses her canvas as a window into new ways of seeing and looking at oneself, releasing emotional baggage, awakening and the transformative power of art.
Gobe Joseph’s past experiences offer enormous depth as a point of departure into concepts of acceptance and love. Here, he uses space and reflection to look into loneliness and a sense of belonging.
Alexis Galleries Curator
Alexis Galleries is known to begin each calendar year with a residency program for young and emerging artists. But for the first time, and without neglecting the objective to nurture and guide the artists, the Gallery is having two residencies in a calendar year due to its observation of the need to extend the platform to more artists.
The artists in this exhibition have had interactions and talk-sessions with seasoned artists, as well as an atmosphere that allows them to create without pressure or distraction. The resulting works are therefore presented to the public as an exhibition of the artists’ creative skills.
I am glad to welcome you all to this special exhibition and I am also pleased to announce that the gallery will be adopting Little Sisters of the Poor as a Non-Governmental and Not-for-profit organization to give back to the society.
Founder, Alexis Galleries.