Batik Quilt Tapestry: Exhibition of New Works from Nigerian Artist and Activist Tunde Odunlade in Washington, D.C. – August 3 – 30, 2018

Tunde Odunlade is a print and textile artist who has exhibited, taught, lectured, studied, and traveled extensively within Nigeria and throughout Africa, North America, and Europe.

His images draw on the rich history of Yoruba art and culture – particularly the proverbs originating with the Ifa Oracle, the Compendium of Knowledge – as well as modern-day life in Nigeria.

He is committed to the use of art to reach across cultural differences, and to raise awareness among his own people and the international community about the potential and the challenges facing Nigeria.

Tunde’s work is in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the MacArthur Foundation Collection in Chicago, and the State House in Lagos Nigeria – among many other collections, large and small.

Tunde’s art uses both contemporary and ancient techniques. He developed a unique batik applique process that builds on traditional textile print techniques to create wall hangings with unusual depth and texture.

 

For more information at any time, contact: Karen James Cody / kjc@theallysongroup.net

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