MUSEUM OF GEOMETRIC AND MADI ART // JAN26 // 6-9PM
Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
3109 Carlisle Street
Dallas, TX 75204
214.855.7802
www.geometricmadimuseum.org
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African Ancestral Legacies
featuring works by
Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga + Tunde Odunlade.
January 26, 2018 through April 22, 2018

An Arcadia Salon discussion will be held February 1, 2018, at 6 pm

courtesy of the artists
Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas is African Ancestral Legacies featuring works by
Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga and Tunde Odunlade.

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga’s mabati art uses galvanized sheet metal to contemporize traditional
activities she observed while growing up in Central Kenya. Naomi manipulates metal to explore
both material transformation and the contradiction between its qualities.

She says of her art, “I borrow from numerous techniques and processes, which combine in a single
aesthetic purpose. I want viewers of my art to experience an intricate and intriguing setting that
can be perceived and contemplated endlessly."

Tunde Odunlade is a print and textile artist. Tunde’s work uses both contemporary and traditional
techniques to create art with unusual depth and texture. He is a quadruple-threat artist, with a
professional portfolio as an artist, musician, actor, and storyteller. Tunde Odunlade’s life is well
described by his motto: “He who does not attempt the absurd can never achieve the impossible.”

Tunde will play African drums, and Naomi will dance, during the opening reception, 6 p.m.
January 26, 2018.  An Arcadia Salon discussion will be held February 1, 2018, at 6 p.m. The
exhibit runs through April 22, 2018, and is guest curated by Phillip Collins.