Thursday, April 14, 2011

Georges M'Bourou at Parish Gallery

Gabonese Painter
Georges M'Bourou
"Roots of Hope"

 Friday, April 15th 6-8 PM
 Showing through May 17, 2011
Georges Mbourou is one of Gabon's most celebrated contemporary artists.  Mbourou's paintings are essentially a quest into the mystery of light.

He is known for his unique and instantly recognizable style of oil on canvas, which incorporates vibrant color combinations and explores different textures through paint layering, dripping and scraping. His paintings range from totally abstract, to the transformation of traditional elements and motifs onto canvas, such as life scenes, women's faces, the creators and keepers of culture; animal totems and sacred objects associated with secret initiation rites; and masks representing the presence of Life itself within the intricate web of creation.
Parish Gallery
1054 31st St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Parish Gallery primarily, but not exclusively, represents contemporary visual artists of significance from Africa and the African Diaspora.  In selecting art and artists, Parish Gallery exercises high ethical, curatorial and market selection standards, catering to the spirit of social preservation and regeneration in collecting the art.  Parish Gallery is open Tuesday thru Saturday from noon to 6:00 PM or by appointment.

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