In Color: Paintings by Keith Gordon Wisdom | Kent State University

In Color: Paintings by Keith Gordon 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 Aug. 31 to Oct. 3, 2015.   An opening reception will take place Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 from 5 -7 p.m.  There will also be a closing reception held on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, from 12 -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.