Solo Exhibition

EXHIBITION: CORE COLLECTION PORTRAIT PAINTING SERIES February 26, 2019

Introvert & Extrovert (2017) Kemba Opio

CORE COLLECTION EXHIBIT

7 March –  1 April 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday 7 March 2019 (6 – 9 pm) Second Reception: Saturday 9 March 2019 ( noon-5 pm) Tashiro Kaplan Building

core

noun: a basic, essential, or enduring part (as of an individual, a class, or an entry)

Merriam-Webster.com 2019



On view, Core Collection is an exploration of human dualism showcased through contemporary portrait paintings of diverse young women specifically from the Seattle area.

Over the course of 6 years, Opio has worked to capture the likeness of her models through her watery layers of predominantly black and white acrylic paint combined with stark accent colors to create visually striking imagery. With each portrait set against a surreal like overly- simplified background, the figure is grounded through the use of positive and negative spaces on the canvas. While typography and assorted  pattern designs adorn the women, the attention is highly placed on an individual narrative while weaving a common thread that shares an idea of dichotomy being present within all of us.

2 thoughts on “Solo Exhibition

  1. Thanks Nancy! It has been a long time in the making so I’m super excited and humbled by this experience. Miss you too and can’t wait to see you lady.

  2. Congrats on the solo exhibition! Super exciting!

    Love and miss you,

    N

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