Bahamian Artist Exhibits at the Uumbaji Gallery

"In Color..." will introduce paintings of Keith Wisdom

The Uumbaji Art Gallery located at Kent State University Oscar Ritchie Hall, is pleased to present “In Color: Paintings by Keith Gordon Wisdom”.  The exhibit will show from August 31 to October 3, 2015.   An opening reception will take place Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.  There will also be a closing reception held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. All paintings are available for purchase; please contact Moema Furtado, curator Uumbaji gallery.  Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

This exhibition will introduce Kent State University to the paintings of Keith Gordon Wisdom, a Bahamian who resides in northeast Ohio. Wisdom’s most recent paintings, the first he has ever done outside of The Bahamas, mark a new approach from his initial style of painting and clearly demonstrate that the impetus for this new work very clearly still arises from a Caribbean sense of color, rhythm, cultural identity and sensibility.

“My recent work demonstrates a clear structural ‘development’ in my application and use of color and rhythm in my paintings. For me this new work was produced with a greater sense of freedom of motion in that this time more of my body was involved in the application of the pigment.”-Keith Wisdom

This exhibit complements the Uumbaji Gallery commitment to exhibit works reflecting themes about global Africa and its diaspora. The gallery is committed to exhibiting works that speaks to a wide audience, thereby exposing our students, faculty, staff and the community to global issues that are of interest to us all. Our venue breaks barriers and encourages new dialogues.

For More information contact:

Moema Furtado Curator-Uumbaji Gallery Oscar Ritchie Hall-Room 134 email: phone: (865) 335-2670


POSTED: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 4:57pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 1:17pm