Tuesday, October 8, 2013

String Theory

We are pleased to announce the opening reception for the exhibition String Theory by noted multi-media artist Uchay Joel Chima which will be held in the Library Art Gallery on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.

Since graduating from the Art School of the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria in 1997, Mr. Joel Chima’s artwork has continued to evolve, remaining relevant to developments in contemporary art. These thought provoking presentations, which address the realities around us, employ a mixture of conventional and unconventional approaches to art making. His complex visual statements weave a tapestry of personal memory that evoke imagination, societal happenings and emotion. This he accomplishes by combining various found objects, including string, sand, and wax, with paint and other mediums in an aesthetic context that informs his oeuvre.

In conjunction with his mixed-media practice which in many ways responds to painting, the artist has been developing a body of work using video technology since 2008. Among these current short films is a project called Residue Collection of Societal and Environmental Mishaps: HABITAT LOSS. The goals of the project are to promote and create awareness concerning contemporary lifestyles both with regard to socio-economic circumstance and environmental conservation.

Mr. Joel Chima’s work has been exhibited in Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and the Netherlands. His works may be accessed via his website: www.uchayjoelchima.blogspot.com.

We look forward to your participation in and attendance to this culturally important event.