Pets, Parties and a Cuddle
5 October 2018 – 10 November 2018
Thursday, 4 October 2018 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Rosenfeld porcini is honoured to present the second solo exhibition at the gallery by Nigerian artist Ndidi Emefiele (*1987). Gravitating around theatrical mixed media large-scale compositions, Pets, Parties and a Cuddle also features a number of mid-size portraits and a selection of works on paper.
Drawing on her rich visual lexicon, Emefiele’s new body of works further challenges the historically held vision of women as figures of beauty encapsulating a standardized male desire. Young, fiercely proud, self-assured female characters are the sole protagonists of her compositions. Their unconcerned postures reveal an aversion to conventional conformism and their demeanors and outfits in no way are attempting to lure the male gaze, rather embodying an expression of a purely female necessity.