Alexis Galleries presents
Destiny II

A Joint Exhibition by
AYOOLA OMOVO, AISHA IDIRISU, BIMPE OWOYEMI, NAOMI OYENIYI, CLARA ADEN, JENNY OJEH, KAREN OGIDI, ESTHER OBIWURU and RONKE LADIPO.

CURATOR

Patty Chidiac-Mastrogiannis

CO-CURATOR/CATALOGUE EDITOR

Bimpe Owoyemi

Gallery Statement

In dedication to international women’s day, Alexis galleries present her second edition of ‘DESTINY’. An art exhibition of works of different styles and mediums by women artists. The first edition was shown in 2019, featuring 15 female artists.

This year IWD campaign is themed ‘choose to challenge’, challenging gender bias and inequality. Destiny II features the dynamic works of AYOOLA OMOVO, AISHA IDIRISU, BIMPE OWOYEMI, NAOMI OYENIYI, CLARA ADEN, JENNY OJEH, KAREN OGIDI, ESTHER OBIWURU and RONKE LADIPO. These women choose to challenge with their creativity and skills. With the aesthetic quality of the works produced and exhibited, they have communicated their statements and views about issues that concern them and also crafted their space and position in the world at large with their art.

Ayoola is a professional artist with over 12 years’ experience in painting and also as an instructor. Her core functional expertise dwells on black and white rendition technic in abstract painting. Aisha Idirisu is practicing and an art instructor for children with special needs. She is an abstract painter with bold and colourful impasto rendition. Bimpe is prolific in the use of oil. Her style is narrowed down to the manipulation and display of light, the glorification of light in the dark. Naomi is a contemporary painter whose works had been shown home and abroad, she is proficient with oil and a few major project on mural paintings. Clara Aden is a passionate painter known for her mind- blowing pencil drawing. Her drawings have been celebrated internationally at Global Images of U.S Women, Pennyslynivia in 2015, and recently at the Amref Artball in 2019 and 2020. Jenny Ojeh works with sand and charcoal as her major medium. Her charcoal works as well as the sand often have more than one interpretation, thus allowing for more superficial contemplation. Karen Ogidi has always had a passion to express herself through painting, specializing in the use of palette knives and oil paint, and draws inspiration from the colors in nature and people in moments of hustle and solitude. While Esther Obiwuru Esther is a prolific painter that draws inspiration from her environment and wants the world to see the beauty of life through her art. Ronke produces padlock bag made from this powerful material but is polarized with the delicate strokes of a brush to uphold her conception of the divine feminine, strong and yet delicate.

We are pleased to announce that the gallery will be partnering with WARIF, WARIF (Women at Risk International Foundation) is a not-for-profit organization who raise global awareness and advocate against the prevalence of violence against women and girls, by donating part of the exhibition proceeds to its course.

Thank you for coming, enjoy the show!

Patty Chidiac-Mastrogiannis

Curator, Alexis Galleries
March, 2021.

Partnership with WARIF (Women at Risk International Foundation)

We are pleased to announce that the gallery will be partnering with “Little sisters of the poor”, they offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family, and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to Himself, by donating part of the exhibition proceeds to its course.

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