Debut of It’s Not Furniture Art Exhibition
The It’s Not Furniture art exhibition was Temple Art’s very first solo exhibition which ran from 27th of May to 9th of June. Held at the Omenka Gallery, Lagos, it drew a gathering of art enthusiasts, collectors and works from six contemporary artists ranging from mixed media to charcoal drawings.
Artists featured during the exhibition include Marcellina Akpojotor, Logo Oluwamuyiwa, Ken Nwadiogbu, Fola David, John Madu and Jeiken Lato-Unah under the concept that art is not furniture but a representation of the life, belief and culture of young contemporary individuals. This marks the debut of an annual showcase for such emerging artists.
“It’s Not Furniture has been thought provoking, it has made me reflect on nature and the experiences of the average Nigerian from different views. The exhibition seems to me one of the few spaces where such opinions can be expressed and analysed over time.” Fola David, artist.
“It basically addresses prevailing issues in the country. This exhibition is about artist reactions and how they respond to issues we face in the country. We are showcasing some of the best up and coming artists. They were selected based on how engaging their works are and how these relate to everyday life.” Winifred Okpapi, Art Manager, Temple Management Company.
More images from the event below.