The Ade Series: Ade Bunmi Gbadebo

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The Ade Series: Ade Bunmi Gbadebo

April 4th, 2016 - April 4th, 2017
Paul Robeson Galleries, Seed, 1 Conklin Hall, 3rd floor
175 University Ave., Newark, NJ 07102
973-353-1610
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Event Description

Opening Reception Tuesday, April 12, 6pm Curated by Adrienne Wheeler Ade Bunmi Gbadebo is an emerging artist and student at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her current body of work was propelled by an experience of becoming hyper-aware of her own Blackness in a white society. She writes, "I cut off my permed straight hair to make room for buds of nappy dark brown tresses. I stopped using paint in my art because historically, the dominant history of paint has rejected me. I stopped making beautiful self-portraits and used art to question beauty and who gets the power to decide that beauty." This exhibition was made possible by funding from Chancellor Nancy Cantor's Seed Grant Initiative.