5/7/2024

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Rufai Zakari Residency in Columbus, Ohio

Rufai Zakari, born 1990, is based between Accra and Bawku, Ghana. He completed his apprenticeship under Mozzay, a senior artist in Nima, Accra. In 2011, Rufai Zakari graduated from the Ghanatta College of Art and Design. In his work, Zakari examines consumerism, environmental pollution, labor, trade, and the perils of industrialization in contemporary Ghanaian society. The founder of Rujab Eco-Art Foundation in his hometown of Bawku, Zakari bases his practice on the recycling of waste in the streets of Ghana. After decades of tribal conflict which took countless lives and left the city in ruins, Zakari is now looking to the future with optimism and a strong ambition to rebuild what has been lost, while inspiring hope in his community.
Rufai Zakari, Souls that Once Lived, 2024 15 x 15 in.

Rufai Zakari, Souls that Once Lived (4), 2023, Recycled plastics with hand stitching, 15 x 15 in.

Please enjoy this brief video of Rufai Zakari at work while in Columbus for his recent residency.

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Rufai Zakari, Souls that Once Lived, 2024 15 x 15 in.

Rufai Zakari, Souls that Once Lived (7), 2023, Recycled plastics with hand stitching, 15 x 15 in.

Exhibition

Robert Harms: Quatre Saisons

On View Now–May 31, 2024

Robert Harms is a painter based in Southampton, New York. Originally from New York, Harms received his B.A. from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. His work has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and is in numerous public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Parrish Museum, Southampton, and Guild Hall, Buffalo, New York. He has been the recipient of several awards and grants including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. In 2021, Robert exhibited a solo show at Contemporary Art Matters, Many Flowers. In 2022, Harms had a solo exhibition Robert Harms: Paintings at the Madoo Conservancy in Long Island, New York.
Robert Harms, Lariope II, 2023, Oil on canvas, 48 x 42 in.

Robert Harms, Lariope II, 2023, Oil on canvas, 48 x 42 in.

Robert Harms, End of Day, Washington Square, 2021, Oil on canvas, 54 x 62 in.

Robert Harms, End of Day, Washington Square, 2021, Oil on canvas, 54 x 62 in.