X Gallery opens its doors to the artwork of Ademola Olugebefola, one of the original founders of the WEUSI Artist Collective ~ a movement founded in 1965, created for the purpose of promoting the African-American Culture through art.
Born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Olugebefola moved to New York in the 1940s, at the age of five. In a family with a focus on education, music and art, he began his career as a bassist, retiring from music in the late 1960s to devote full-time to the visual arts.
The exhibition entitled Ademola Olugebefola: Past and Present Mixed Media will include new selections of miniature abstract landscapes.
We have followed Ademola Olugebefola over the years, most recently ~ last year at the exhibition Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem, pictured below with Barbara Horowitz, Executive Director ~ Community Works, and Roza Rivers, Executive Director, New Heritage Theatre Group. He is a frequent artist at Hamilton Landmark Galleries, where we caught up with him in 2015. His work is part of the permanent collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Hatch-Billows Archives, Howard University, and a host of other institutions.
Ademola Olugebefola: Past and Present Mixed Media will be on view from April 6 to April 28, 2019 with Opening Reception on April 13 at 6pm. X Gallery is located at 163 Malcolm X Boulevard, between 118-119th Streets in Harlem. Register Here.
X Gallery is sponsored by Harlem Properties.