The Pittmann-Puckett Gallery at Affirmations presents their latest exhibit, “Creative Monologue: A Solo Exhibition by Timothy Orikri.” The exhibition will feature a collection of Orikri’s abstract paintings, all influenced by his new home, the city of Detroit.
Timothy Orikri, born and raised in southern Nigeria by a Baptist minister, uses a wide spectrum of vibrant colors and mixed media to create a secure world in which humanity is restored to God’s intended pure state. His artistic themes – much like the messages from his father’s pulpit – embrace hope, harmony and the gift of nature. Drawing on African, European and American influences, he carefully bridges the gap between the ancient and modern.
“This show represents scripted fantasies of my dreams both near and far,” says Orikri. “It’s a schematic rendition of hopes for a better city.”
The Pittmann-Puckett Gallery will host an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. Orikri will give remarks about his artwork and themes. A brief music program and an open discussion will follow. The event is free and open to the community. Refreshments will be served.
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The exhibition will be on view until Aug. 28.