Art opening reception: "African Equestrians and Gallery Artists"

Photo by Gabriella Nissen/Jonathan Higgins

Gallery Jatad will exhibit for sale African equestrian figures featuring pieces from Nigeria and Mali. The highlight of the exhibition is an important high relief door carved by Olowe of Ise, carver to the Yoruba royal court from 1890 to 1915. Comparable palace doors by Olowe of Ise are in the collections of the British Museum, The Smithsonian Institute and the Metropolitan Museum.

Other notable pieces include two fine Dogon equestrians figures in wood, a Bamana equestrian marionette in wood and metal and a highly unusual Matakam equestrian figures with five riders on a single horse executed from a single piece of wood.

The thematic African equestrian exhibition is accompanied by contemporary work from gallery artists Ron Adams, Jonathan Higgins, Oscar Guerra, Jimmy Pena, Joelle VerstraetenĀ and Lisa Qualls.

The work is on view from June 27 through July 27.



Gallery Jatad
1517 Blodgett St.
Houston, TX 77004


Admission is free.
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