Urevbu Contemporary and the Watkins College of Art at Belmont University (Nashville, TN) are honored to announce the upcoming solo exhibition of artist Ephraim Urevbu's The Naked Truth: An American Story in White, Red, and Blue in the University's Leu Art Gallery.
Ahead of the exhibition opening this fall in Nashville, Urevbu Contemporary will host an exhibition preview in its gallery space in Memphis, on Saturday, July 24 from 4 - 6 pm (RSVP above). Only a cross-section of paintings will be displayed. You are cordially invited to join us for the preview, along with an artist-led talk and tour. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
The preview will present a suite of twenty abstract expressionist paintings, many paired with a short essay or reference material, which function as key components to provide interactive and layered experiences for viewers.
This series, comprising over 50 paintings, was catalyzed during the advent of public demonstrations surrounding issues of social justice, the unjust treatment of Black Americans, and the normalized presence of systematic racism. The artworks on view were made in response to these conditions. For the artist, the works not only highlight his own form of protest but also serves as a means to encourage new learnings, increase awareness and spark open dialogue.