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February 1, 2022. By Neha Jambhekar.


13. “Kenechukwu Victor: Let There Be Light, Let There Be White” at Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York

Thierry Goldberg presents the first solo show of Nigerian artist Kenechukwu Victor. Victor uses portraiture as a means of storytelling, often depicting friends, family, and other people in his community in Nigeria. Juxtaposing the figures against bright, lush backgrounds, Victor paints their lips white, referring to the Nzu tradition of using white to signify truth, purity, and peace. All of Victor’s figures look straight at the viewer, further imbuing them with a strong sense of history and memory.

Location: Thierry Goldberg Gallery, 109 Norfolk Street, New York
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Neha Jambhekar


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