Satellite Show- Perspectives: Kwadwo Otempong and Kevin Balcora
We re gearing for some shows this year. In the meantime we have a satellite show setting up in Richmond, CA at Bridge Storage and Artspace. Located at 23 Maine Ave. Richmond, CA. Director GP Barbosa Prince has curated this show with Bridge’s Iris Alroy. One of the highlighted artist is Kwadwo Tempo who will be having a solo show at INFERNO in 2019.
For now set your calendar to include the show Perspectives in Richmond, CA. details below:
The language of art with regard to 2D work is an amalgamation of line, shape and shadow and their relationship to surface. This physicality is paired with visual clues that speak of the deeper intellectual aspects of the art work. In the case of Perspectives cultural origins are paramount. Both artists are utilizing cultural inconography that speak of influences which have affected the direction of their visual elements. For Kwadwo Otempong his childhood experience growing us in Ghana has informed his foundation for use of American related consumer products used to create tactile paintings that comment on his relationship with the opulence of American life as demonstrated by the abundance of consumer choices. In Kevin Balcora’s case, Chinese caligraphy has married into traditional street graffiti creating a tactile and lyrical line usage. These relationships make for a foundation of art language that results in some incredible paintings that Balcora has explored extensively.