Kokopelli Gallery’s Parallel Passages exhibition kicks off in grand style
Kokopelli Gallery, a contemporary art gallery dedicated to showcasing indigenous artists skilled in storytelling, recently hosted, in Lagos, a private unveiling of its exhibition, ‘Parallel Passages: Typologies’.
Attracting attendees from different walks of life, the exhibition featuring eight contemporary artists employing paintings, sculptures and mixed media, drew attention from key figures in the African art scene including Ajoke Silva, Toyin Akinosho, Eniafe Momodu, Claire Idera-Nnani, Eso Dike, Adaora Mbelu, and Renike Olusanya, amongst other collectors and enthusiasts.
Among the exhibiting artists were Chinezim Moghalu, Ronke Komos, Victoria Makinde, Okedoyin Luli, Imomoh Asemokah, Ayela-Uwangue Nosawema, Eghosa Raymond and Babatunde Affiko, each employing narrative to delve into societal commonalities and distinctions, offering fresh perspectives on the societal landscapes they navigate.
Dare Herald, Director, Kokopelli Gallery, elucidated that the exhibition’s theme, Typology, aimed to weave diverse real and fictional narratives, forming a bridge between artists and attendees.
Herald emphasised the gallery’s commitment to being a storytelling hub, saying, “Stories are special, unique and intriguing. They form the fundamental rock on which all art is created. So, we want to be a platform where everyone can tell their stories.”
Parallel Passages, he explained, explores recurring themes and patterns in society across time, with artists interpreting them uniquely.
The exhibition, billed to run until December 30th, also sheds light on challenges faced by Nigerian artists, such as securing exhibition spaces and acquiring materials due to rising costs.