GROUND GAME


SPECIAL OPENING EVENT:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 6PM
RSVP: info@calabargallery.com

GROUND GAME: THE THRILL OF BALLPLAY
by Atim Annette Oton, curator, Calabar Gallery

OPENS June 22 to July 15, 2018
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OKAYSPACE GALLERY,
281 N. 7th Street,
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Ground Game is a group exhibition of emerging and established artists from the African Diaspora creating and capturing ordinary, poetic and significant athletic moments in sports through the mediums of photography, mixed media, painting and sculpture.

From soccer to basketball, this exhibition reveals complexities of art, sports, fun, community and society. It delves into the imagination and innovation of artists like Anthony “Bunmi” Akinbola unconventional use of garri (yellow fermented cassava grain) to cover a pair of sneakers and a basketball; covers the storytelling of photographers Hakeem Adam and Laylah Amatullah Barrayn’s striking shots of children playing soccer in Accra, Saint Denis and Dakar with the imaginative mind of Paul Deo’s psychedelic collages and mix media pieces.

Artists: Paul Deo (@pauldeo), Laylah Amatullah Barrayn (@laylahb), Anthony “Bunmi” Akinbola (@heyitsbunmi) and Hakeem Adam

Work by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

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