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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Omenka Gallery presents Power & Power Exhitibition supported by Nikon

Omenka Gallery is proud to present Power and Powers, an exhibition of recent photographs by leading contemporary Nigerian artist, Uche James‐Iroha. Supported byNikon, the exhibition calls for a self-examination and invites the audience to an introspective of 54 years of epileptic powers supply in Nigeria. Continue...



According to the artist, “These are images that explore the dark and unprogressive romance between political power and electrical power distribution in Nigeria. By far the most populous nation in the continent with vast human and material resources and enormous potential, electricity is still a big issue. Marred by erratic power supply, the nation is caught in the web of deceit where political office seekers clearly use the promise of ‘light ‘as the most effective bait.

It is interesting to know that tons of white elephant projects which include a cashless economic system and automated rail transport, are in the works gulping mammoth budgets and will  all depend on an efficient electrical supply system.”

The exhibition will be held from 8th to 22nd of November, 2014.
 
All images in Power and Powers were shot exclusively with Nikon.
 

Uche JamesIroha was born in 1972. He studied Sculpture at the University of Port Harcourt, graduating in 1995. A year later, he became interested in photography and has since exhibited extensively in Nigeria and around the world. The Prince Claus Fund, a Netherlands-­based organization that promotes inter-cultural exchange, has described JamesIroha as the “Leading light of a new generation of Nigerian photographers.”

About Omenka Gallery
Omenka is a leading art gallery in Nigeria and represents a fine selection of established and emerging contemporary African and international artists working in diverse media. Omenka stimulates critical discourse on African art through solo, group and large the med exhibitions accompanied by informed, scholarly catalogues.

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18 comments:

snowflix said...

Nice concept #onelovefromSnow#

APPLE said...

Good for them.

Anonymous said...

I love the arts and appreciate various forms of expressing it but this is not a responsible way to depict the "epileptic power supply" in Nigeria. It is rather insensitive and has no correlation to the issue at hand. Are you kidding me? Men in KKK suits say what about Nigeria's failing power supply? Rather immature of the artist. Tsk! Tsk! Tsk!

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

Nor be KKK outfit dem wear so?

Anonymous said...

Thumbs up ....dis guys are dope....xpecially with metal works..

Anonymous said...

It is so easy to judge when your self worth is limited by default. That is not a 'KKK' suit,a closer and humbled assessment will reveal newspaper clipping which (in my view) a representation of the press/media. The only cover for our shame/nakedness and style of our truthful expression. as you can see the holes of the hood is where their eyes are but their mouth is muffled. Any way smart Alec, be calm in your critical assessment and don't rush to judge an artist of reputation. Not everyone is as stupid as you.

Madubuko Jaybee said...

Lovely concept

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SEE What Bleaching has Done to Maheeda

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the artist has no idea of the cultural impact of this outfit, especially in the US. It indicates at worst insensitivity, at best plain stupidity

Anonymous said...

someone should have advice this artist before publishing his promo pic... men in kkk outfit I will say I rather insensitive

Anonymous said...

Dark night in light house!

Okedu Kamalu said...

Nice pictures

Mr Magic said...

Klu Klux Klan ko ni yen? i no dey o.

Uche Emma said...


Ok oo

Subomi said...

an artist is an artist, I'm not one so cant argue but I have no idea how his pictures reflect his comment ''images that explore the dark and unprogressive romance between political power and electrical power distribution in Nigeria''

brenda nzeh said...

CHEI! THIS IS THE GARMENT OF THE KKK-KLU KLUS KLAN WHO ARE AMERICAN RACISTS AND CAMPAIGN FOR WHITE SUPREMACY OVER BLACKS IN AMERICA!

Buck said...

Fine

joy jin nwasoka said...

Aiiiiit.

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