March 18 - April 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, March 18 | 6-9:30PM
Ghanaian Artist Addresses Environmental Crisis in Homeland
Applying traditional Ghanaian folk aesthetics to his compositions with the collected gallons, Attukwei "makes paintings without paint." Cutting the gallons into small pieces, the artist shapes the plastic over an open flame--a process similar to the action of bronze sculpting. Binding the multicolored plastic sections together with copper, he combines the ever-present plastic waste with one of the most valuable commodities in the Ghanaian market. His mixed media paintings and sculptural works also incorporate locally sourced textiles, salvaged electronic gadgets and found wood, bones and shells. To learn more..