Dennis Osadebe | Ly
What: GR gallery is pleased to announce “Neo Luv” a duo exhibition showcasing new works by internationally known artists from Nigeria and Japan: Dennis Osadebe and LY painter. Dubbed after Ly’s main character “Luv” and Dennis own definition of his art as “Neo African”, the show will present 20 fresh paintings on canvas, and two individual prints. Their work investigates and advance the discourse around the traditional cultural heritage, by decontextualizing, reinventing and mixing the old customs with new and cutting edge elements, pushing beyond the boundaries the figurative imagery in today’s art scene.
When: Opening reception: Friday May 15, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Exhibition Dates: May 16 – June 14, 2020). Members of the press can contact GR gallery in advance to schedule a private viewing and/or an interview with the artists.
Where: GR gallery, 255 Bowery (btw Houston & Stanton) New York, NY 10002
Who: Dennis Osadebe (Nigerian, 1991), LY (Japanese)
Why: “Neo Luv” aims to exhibit the creative output of these exceptionally gifted artists that, through a shared passion for imaginary characters, specific aspects of nowadays society, a unique color palette and a hint of melancholy, reinterpret the traditional culture in two singular ways. This exhibition, esthetically characterized by Dennis vibrant, bright and alluring style, and LY’s more somber, contemplative and immersed approach, starts a discussion around contemporary topics such as cultural integration, economic exploitation and psychological conflicts.