Ase: The Code and Countenance of the Orisha

 
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MUNEER BAHAUDDEEN, AMMAR NSOROMA AND LEYSSY O’FARRILL NICHOLAS

APRIL 12 - MAY 26, 2019

 

"Ase: The Code And Countenance Of The Orisha" showcases three different artistic executions of selected stories surrounding powerful Yoruba-based spirits of nature and deities of human behavior and concepts, called Orisha.

Featured artwork and artists in this 3-person exhibition include textured abstract clay reliefs by Muneer Bahauddeen (Milwaukee, WI), floor-to-ceiling figurative paintings of the seven Orisha powers by Ammar Nsoroma (Milwaukee, WI) and mixed media compositions revealing symbolic markings and cracked codes from this male-dominated secret society by Leyssy O’Farrill Nicholas (Havana, Cuba), in her first U.S. exhibition, rounding out the trio.

Come absorb the visual and oral histories of these Gods of Harvest, Love, War, Fertility, and more and witness how their stories overlap and diverge between different countries impacted by the slave trade. Artist talk at 7 p.m. (CST).