Gallery Jatad opening reception: African Art from Cameroon with Paintings by
Lucinda Cobley and Beatriz Olivetti
Photo by Lisa Qualls/Andis Applewhite
This exhibition of traditional African art from the border region between Cameroon and Nigeria — an area of Africa that remained relatively untouched by Western contact well into the 20th century — includes antique objects originally used for ritual purposes.
Smaller objects include carved whistles, some covered with multi-colored beads, and skin cover sculptures of heads worn as head crests to honor ancestors. A variety of masks, figures, dolls and textiles are offered, including objects from the Bamileke, Banso, Vere, Mumuye, Mambila, Ibibio, Ibo, Keaka and Ekoi.
Contemporary works by Lucinda Cobley and Beatriz Olivetti are featured on the walls of the main gallery. The north gallery features works by Ricardo Ruiz, Oscar Guerra and Jimmy Pena.
1517 Blodgett St.
Houston, TX 77004
Admission is free.
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