D’Artist Diseye Tantua Solo Exhibition at Alexis Galleries

Lagos, Nigeria – April 10, 2022 – Alexis Galleries is pleased to present Highway Preachers, a solo exhibition by Ghanaian-Nigerian multidisciplinary artist Diseye Tantua, his first solo show in 5 years. Building on Tantua’s practice of exploring communication through inscriptions found on transit buses and documentation of this trend, Highway Preachers is a continuation of his 2009 exhibition Look & Laugh. His metaphorical themes express a cultural connection between Nigeria and Ghana, serving as both a memorialization of culture and a medium for communication.

5 ARTISTS EMERGE IN A JOURNEY OF FATE

Alexis Galleries is set to host the eight edition of FATE, a yearly show of works that are created by artists, who spent three weeks in residence at the gallery. The aim of the programme is to identify, nurture, mentor, promote and equip emerging artists with space, atmosphere and information that foster newness, deviation and critical inquiry into conventional ideas. Titled, F8te, the show holds from February 19 to March 5, 2022.

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 and address individual space, vulnerability, social and political commentary and resilience.

FATE RESIDENCY

At the last quarter of 2021, Alexis Galleries, an art promotion and artist support organisation, rolled out drums to celebrate its 10 years in the art business and artist development.

This year, the gallery, which was founded by Patty Chidiac-Mastrogiannis is out with more feats that are already ringing big bells in the Nigerian art scene and gallery business.

A visit to the gallery in Akin Olugbade Street, Victoria Island, Lagos this January will delight the eyes more as the gallery wears a new look, which makes it one of the most contemporary galleries in Nigeria today.

ALEXIS GALLERIES @10

Alexis Art Gallery, Lagos, has just turned ten years old. With Emergence, as the title of the exhibition to celebrate the anniversary, Alexis invited 14 young impressive artists from Ibadan, Oyo State, to exhibit for one week. Edozie Udeze examines the works of each artist and why the celebration means a lot not only to Alexis but to the growth of visual arts in Ibadan and beyond.It was just ten years ago that this journey began.  It was when Pat Chidiac-Mastrogiannis opened the Alexis Art Gallery in Lagos.  It has been a robust journey whereby Mastrogiannis and her people have been able to give their best moments to the growth of visual arts not only in Nigeria, but beyond.  This was why last week the management of Alexis organized a press briefing to notify the art sector of its willingness to celebrate this August occasion with a different bent to the art.  All the artists were present except one who had an unfortunate situation.