So, Marcia is presenting her new body of work at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, which opens tomorrow. Represented by Purdy Hicks Gallery, her exhibition includes two new series "Ethnographica" (collages) and "Androgyny" (watercolors), along with her sculptures. Here is a sampler of the works on show.
1:54 takes place at the Somerset House, Oct. 16-19, and features 27 galleries, many of them based in Africa. In its second year, the fair can now legitimately claim to be the second prime venue to buy and sell contemporary African Art, after the Johannesburg Art Fair. Will it eventually surpass JAF, because sited in London? It all depends on which fair demonstrates firmer commitment to high quality work and commands respect of the international art market.
|Marcia Kure, The Androgyne IV: Faux Real, 2014Watercolour and mixed media on watercolour paper mounted on board, 60.9 x 45.7 cm|
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|Marcia Kure, The Androgyne II: The 5th, 2014Watercolour and mixed media on watercolour paper mounted on board, 60.9 x 45.7 cm|
|Marcia Kure, Ethnographica V, 2014Collage on Arches watercolour paper 300LB, 60.9 x 45.7 cm|
|Marcia Kure, Ethnographica I, 2014Collage on Arches watercolour paper 300LB, 60.9 x 45.7 cm|