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.



Gallery Jatad
1517 Blodgett St.
Houston, TX 77004


Admission is free.
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