Prestigious art collection centre in Ikorodu, Oshodi Arts gallery is poised to showcase the best creative masterpieces this November 2022.
Presenting 10 artists in the area of wood carving, painting, metal works, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, and photography, the concept is displaying a Made-In-Ikorodu group exhibition extravaganza.
Titled ‘Freedom’, the exposition will be playing host to guests, art lovers and tourists enthusiasts from all over the world to span for one week (19th – 30th November 2022).
According to Dr Oshodi Seyi Paul, CEO of Oshodi Arts Gallery, the parade is all about the Liberation of expression, unity and utility of art materials, expression of ideas, and a renaissance where people with different ideas can display their creativity.
He continued, “With a lot of ideas in their brains and more work on the ground, we want to ensure that allowing them to display their hidden talents is prioritised”.
“We’re using the exhibition to show the artists that any materials they used, there is no boundary to their creativity”.
Adding that the 10 artists are in-house, Dr Oshodi stated that his organisation is usurping its medium to project their crafts and expose them, which is a core value of any gallery.
“These artists have contributed so much, they’ve been working with us for over 3 years, and we are using this exhibition to show our appreciation by promoting their crafts to the world” Dr Oshodi asserted
Using the medium to extend his official invitation to all and sundry, Dr Oshodi Paul told Ikorodu News Network (INN) that the exhibition is all about meeting the artists and not just their works alone.
“In cases where art enthusiasts who are interested in getting involved during the exhibition are discovered, we bring them under the platform and train them”.
“Once we see their tremendous improvement, we also set up an exhibition like this for them” Dr Oshodi concluded
Speaking on behalf of the art coordinator, Joseph Seglah pointed out that the artists are looking forward to presenting their passion through art in the exhibition, adding that each work represents values.
“Promoting our culture in different dimensions, you’ll see us using junk and different materials to showcase our works on that day”.
“In scenarios of having interested artists, we’ll be happy to put him/her through the process, and they’ll be allowed to present their works just like we’re doing in the subsequent exhibition” Mr Joseph added
The art exhibitors include; Abiodun Ibrahim Fatose, Adeniyi Ayodele, Ayobami Lekan Ayorinde, Ebenezer Adedapo Gbadepo, Emmanuel Obi, Henry Oriolowo, Idowu Opeloyeru Arowosaye, Joseph Seglah Kudenupo, Nwogu Jeremiah and Stanley Ikechukwu Ukwoma