In this group exhibition, four Ethiopian artists explore the relationship between tradition and modernity in contemporary Ethiopia. Through woodcut prints and mixed media, Ephrem Solomon uses archival and current newsprint in order to juxtapose political commentary. Kirubel Melke's large hand-stitched works utilize traditional fabric and imported garments in order to highlight the importance of supporting local produce whilst negotiating global markets. Tamrat Gezahegne uses paint to produce works inspired by indigenous spirituality, whilst Tewedros Bekele's sculptures make use of found materials to address enviromental issues.
Contemporary Ethiopian Art at the Yarrow Gallery, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Past exhibitions exhibition