Announcing Eyenga Bokamba's New York City Solo Show

NAWA Gallery is located at .315 West 39th Street, Suite 508, New York, NY 10018.

212-675-1616 | www.thenawa.org | Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm

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National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

Upcoming Exhibition
 

Eyenga Bokamba: 

What will I do with all this freedom?

 

June 6-July 5, 2018
 

Reception: Thursday, June 7, 2018, 5-7:30pm 

 

Eyenga Bokamba is an artist whose abstract paintings and installation art express a rare and translucent beauty. From June 6 to July 5, 2018, The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) is honored to present "What will I do with all this freedom?", an exhibit of solo works that serve as a celebration of the self and the other-whether that other is an idea, a person, or a galaxy. "My greatest desire," says the artist, "is to create work that advances our collective consciousness about what it means to be alive, thriving, and empathetic in today's world."

 

The artist addresses this quandary through the creation of complex, large-scale work, one of which will be on view at the NAWA Gallery. "The Great Migration" is a pastel-hued diptych painting that the artist created as an acknowledgment of the hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who have suffered the tyranny of displacement. Such transcendent works honor her own ancestors crossing the Iberian Peninsula, the Mississippi Delta, the Congo River basin and the Amazonian rainforest. The artist "strives to invite, through luminous, atmospheric beauty, the generous reconsideration of the expansion of possibilities for all people." Toward that objective, the exhibit will feature a series of layered lightboxes made of paintings rendered on plexiglass and silk, illuminating the incomparable beauty she sees in all of us.  
 

A resident of Minneapolis, MN, where she is the founder of Future Tense Gallery, Bokamba holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Minnesota and a Masters Degree in The Arts in Education from Harvard University. The artist is a finalist for the 2018 international artist residency in Pennabilli, located in the picturesque Emilia-Romagna region ofItaly. Her work has been exhibited in Boston, Minneapolis, New York, and Milwaukee, as well as in Miami in 2018 during Art Basel.

 

Founded in 1889, NAWA is the first, and foremost association of women artists to promote public awareness of, and interest in, visual art created by women in the United States. We look forward to welcoming this brilliant and transformative artist to our gallery in the heart of the bustling Garment District. A reception will be held Thursday, June 7, from 5 to 7:30 pm and offers the visitor a rare opportunity to meet the artist in person.

 


NAWA Gallery is located at 315 West 39th Street, Suite 508, New York, NY 10018.

212-675-1616 | www.thenawa.org | Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm