One of the reasons I created Cultured Mosaic is to give black artists of every discipline a space where they are celebrated. From illustrators to graphic designers to textile designers to ballet dancers to music engineers to set designers and everybody in between, I want this to be the home for all things black visual and performing arts. With that, I am happy to share this exhibition with you.
Flo Awolaja is an artist of Nigerian descent who specializes in printmaking and textile design, among many other things. After receiving a tweet, I asked her to e-mail me so I could feature her work on the blog. Her newest exhibition, Authenticity: Homage to Peju features fabrics from Ghana and Nigeria, creating “abstract compositions harking back to West African traditions of using textiles as a means of commemoration and communication.”
If you live in London, go not now but RIGHT NOW to check out Flo’s exhibit at Boulangerie Bon Matin, (Patisserie) [178 Tollington Park Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 3AJ]!