Contemporary Ethiopian Artist Emanuel Tegene: Art and Social Commentary Here and There Tobya Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of one of the

     
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Contemporary Ethiopian Artist Emanuel Tegene: Art and Social Commentary Here and There

Tobya Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of one of the most unique, prolific and emerging Ethiopian Artist, Emanuel Tegene. Tobya Art Gallery is established in June 2014. The gallery primarily works to promote the African creative culture as well as the contemporary artistic practices of the region to viewers in the Northwest. Since the gallery’s grand opening in July, 2014, including the forthcoming Tegene’s exhibit- Contemporary Ethiopian Artist Emanuel Tegene: Art and Social Commentary Here and There, we organized two group and three one-man art exhibitions that are representative of the African creative culture. Tegene’s body of work, presented in this exhibit, not only resonates on our objective of promoting the contemporary African visual creative culture, but also showcases the individual creative talent of the artist.

Tegene lives and works as a full-time studio artist in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has been actively participating in major art events in his country. To name a few, his works were viewed at the National Museum of Ethiopia(2012), the Ethiopian Studies Museum in Addis Ababa(2013), the Annual Artists Exhibit at the Sheraton Hall and in a number of major Galleries in Addis Ababa.

Tegen’s technique, we propose, makes him one of the most exceptional artist form his contemporaries in Ethiopia. He approaches the subject matter from the minimalist and untraditional style. His techniques are appropriate to the sensitive past and current, global and local social interactions and issues depicted in his works.

Tegene will be visiting Seattle during his show in January 2015. We would like to extend our invitation to you all to come to the exhibit and meet Artist Emanuel Tegene at the opening reception.

Curator,
Admassu Addisu
Tobya Art Gallery
2929 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144
206.436.9205
www.tobyaartgallery.com
info@tobyaartgallery.com

Opening Reception: January 15, 6-9pm

Tobya Art Gallery

2929 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA 98144

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