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Uprooted: Adebunmi Gbadebo Artist Reception

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New Jersey City University Galleries

100 Culver Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07305

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Meet an emerging artist who makes art out of human black hair to explore genealogies of African diaspora

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1/30 – 3/5, 2020

Rejecting traditional art materials associated with Whiteness, the Newark-based artist, Adebunmi Gbadebo chose human Black hair as her primary medium. Varied locs of hair climb up a wall in her sculpture, Dada. Hair is also embedded in her prints, with images referencing her ancestry. Even though having been “uprooted,” these hair strands carry histories and memories within their DNA of people of the African diaspora.

This exhibition is part of NJCU Black History Month as well as Women’s History Month Celebrations and co-sponsored by Speicher-Rubin Women's Center for Equity and Diversity.

Image: Adebunmi Gbadebo, History Paper Portrait: Uprooted, 2018, hair made into paper, thread, silk screen, artificial braids. Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

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NJCU Visual Arts Gallery

Visual Arts Building, ground floor

100 Culver Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201)200-2496

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Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. or by appointment

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For school group visits and other inquiries, contact: Midori Yoshimoto (myoshimoto@njcu.edu)

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