Art Talk at 7pm
Surel's Place will show work from Stephen Aifegha's previous collection "21st Century Africa." He will be finishing new work for his "Third World Africa" series and will give a sneak peak at some work in process and discuss the progression from one series to the next.
The "Third World Africa" exhibition will be shown during First Thursday at LED in downtown Boise on March 3rd from 6pm - 9pm.
Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Stephen Aifegha demonstrated a gift for the arts as a child. He attended art galleries, museums and competitions. He eventually realized that to truly pursue his passion he would have to move far away from home. Mr. Aifegha researched international art programs, eventually landing at Idaho State University.
Mr. Aifegha's artist practice is influenced by his identity and culture as an African. He is a mixed media artist who uses original African fabrics and newsprint as a major element in his art. The African fabrics are used to show his identity as an African and also give an insight about his subject matter or narrative as it concerns issues regarding the African continent and diaspora, while the newsprint is used for texture and social commentary. His subject matter and narrative focus on historical, social, and cultural issues that concern Africa in regards to cultural syncretism, identity issues, culture clash, and pride. His art centers the problems and issues in Africa today rooted in its pre-colonial and post-colonial history.
Surel's Place 212 E 33rd St, Garden City, ID 83714
February 24, 2022