On Sunday, RELE gallery opened its fourth exhibition of contemporary art, titled ‘STRIP’, sponsored by foremost champagne house, Laurent-Perrier.
The exhibition, curated by art and culture writer, Ayodeji Rotinwa & broadcaster and culture savant, Wana Udobang was a themed collection of nude art by a prominent and vibrant group of artists namely Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Reze Bonna, Ayoola Gbolahan, Ibe Ananaba, Isaac Emopkae, Logor and Toyosi Kekere-Ekun; in various artistic medium such as painting and photography.
STRIP is an investigation of the human anatomy; an attempt to provoke keen engagement; to deconstruct myths and truths of power, shame, freedom, beauty (and more)- the different shades of attendant feelings that accompany an encounter with a naked body.
The exhibition was hailed by guests in attendance – collectors, art enthusiasts, patrons of the art and lifestyle industry, and others – as a triumphant start for both curators. RELE gallery which opened four months ago has also continued to receive accolades for its accessible and edgy exhibitions.
STRIP is open to the public till 7th June 2015 at 5, Military Street Onikan Lagos.