Horse Riders Study by KofI Setordji, Acrylic on Canvas, 200 x 160 cm, 2014

Horse Riders Study by KofI Setordji, Acrylic on Canvas, 200 x 160 cm, 2014

Sunglasses by Kofi Setordji Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2013

Sunglasses by Kofi Setordji Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2013

Chairman by Kofi Setordji, Acrylic on Canvas, 200 x 160 cm, 2010

Chairman by Kofi Setordji, Acrylic on Canvas, 200 x 160 cm, 2010

The Couple by Kofi Setordji Acrylic on Canvas, 159 x 150 cm, 2013

The Couple by Kofi Setordji Acrylic on Canvas, 159 x 150 cm, 2013

The Stare by Kofi Setordji, Acylic on Jute, 200 x 195 cm, 2015

The Stare by Kofi Setordji, Acylic on Jute, 200 x 195 cm, 2015

Lady, Not That Fast by Kofi Setordji, Acrylic on Canvas, 149 x 150 cm, 2009

Lady, Not That Fast by Kofi Setordji, Acrylic on Canvas, 149 x 150 cm, 2009

See, Hear, and Speak No Evil (Sculpture) by Kofi Setordji, Craft Paper on Metal Mesh, H 180 cm

See, Hear, and Speak No Evil (Sculpture) by Kofi Setordji, Craft Paper on Metal Mesh, H 180 cm

Organic Woman by Kofi Agorsor Acrylic on Canvas, 183 x 152 cm, 2015/2016

Organic Woman by Kofi Agorsor Acrylic on Canvas, 183 x 152 cm, 2015/2016

Drawing by Kofi Agorsor, Ink on a Chromochron Sheet

Drawing by Kofi Agorsor, Ink on a Chromochron Sheet

The Flower In A Woman by Kofi Agorsor, Acrylic on Canvas, 183 x 152 cm, 2015

The Flower In A Woman by Kofi Agorsor, Acrylic on Canvas, 183 x 152 cm, 2015

Drawing by Kofi Agorsor, Ink on a Chromochron Sheet

Drawing by Kofi Agorsor, Ink on a Chromochron Sheet

The Woman In The Mind by Kofi Agorsor, Acrylic on Canvas, 183 x 152 cm, 2015/2016

The Woman In The Mind by Kofi Agorsor, Acrylic on Canvas, 183 x 152 cm, 2015/2016

Drawing by Kofi Agorsor, Ink on a Chromochron Sheet

Drawing by Kofi Agorsor, Ink on a Chromochron Sheet

Drawing by Kofi Agorsor, Ink on a Chromochron Sheet

Drawing by Kofi Agorsor, Ink on a Chromochron Sheet

Alice the passing by Nii Obodai, Photograph, 1966

Alice the passing by Nii Obodai, Photograph, 1966

Husband and wife by Nii Obodai, Photograph, 29.7 x 42 cm, 1966

Husband and wife by Nii Obodai, Photograph, 29.7 x 42 cm, 1966

Man on Bicycle by Nii Obodai, Photograph, 29.7 x 42 cm, 1966 copy

Man on Bicycle by Nii Obodai, Photograph, 29.7 x 42 cm, 1966 copy

Portraits As We Are - Portrait 3 by Nii Obodai, Photograph, 29.7 x 42 cm

Portraits As We Are - Portrait 3 by Nii Obodai, Photograph, 29.7 x 42 cm

Island in the Volta by Nii Obodai, Photograph, 29.7 x 42 cm, 1966

Island in the Volta by Nii Obodai, Photograph, 29.7 x 42 cm, 1966

Mud wall by Nii Obodai, Photograph, 29.7 x 42 cm, 1966

Mud wall by Nii Obodai, Photograph, 29.7 x 42 cm, 1966

Entangle by Nicholas Kowalski, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches, 2016

Entangle by Nicholas Kowalski, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches, 2016

Unyielding Splendour by Nicholas Kowalski, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches, 2016

Unyielding Splendour by Nicholas Kowalski, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches, 2016

Heritage by Nicholas Kowalski, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 40 inches, 2016

Heritage by Nicholas Kowalski, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 40 inches, 2016

Line Up by Nicholas Kowalski, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches, 2016

Line Up by Nicholas Kowalski, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches, 2016

Two Three Three by Nicholas Kowalski, Acrylic on Canvas, 55 x 35 inches, 2016

Two Three Three by Nicholas Kowalski, Acrylic on Canvas, 55 x 35 inches, 2016

To and Fro by Nicholas Kowalski, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches, 2016

To and Fro by Nicholas Kowalski, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches, 2016

Walk a Mile In My Shoes by Constance Swaniker, Hand Painted Mental/Rubber, 38 inches diameter, 2011

Walk a Mile In My Shoes by Constance Swaniker, Hand Painted Mental/Rubber, 38 inches diameter, 2011

Problematic Solutions by Constance Swaniker, Hand Painted Metal, 38.375 inches H x 28.5 inches W, 2011

Problematic Solutions by Constance Swaniker, Hand Painted Metal, 38.375 inches H x 28.5 inches W, 2011

Pretty Wings by Constance Swaniker, Wire Mesh/Fabric, 53 inches H x 27 inches W, 2004

Pretty Wings by Constance Swaniker, Wire Mesh/Fabric, 53 inches H x 27 inches W, 2004

Peacock Mirror by Constance Swaniker, Hand Painted Metal/Mirror, 65 inches diameter, 2013

Peacock Mirror by Constance Swaniker, Hand Painted Metal/Mirror, 65 inches diameter, 2013

Maturity by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on Strawboard, 38 x 29 cm, 2015

Maturity by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on Strawboard, 38 x 29 cm, 2015

Abstract Equations by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2016

Abstract Equations by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2016

Change the System by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2016

Change the System by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2016

Bright Day by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on Strawboard, 38 x 29 cm, 2015

Bright Day by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on Strawboard, 38 x 29 cm, 2015

Mathematics Forest by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on Canvas, 96 x 97 cm, 2015

Mathematics Forest by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on Canvas, 96 x 97 cm, 2015

The Gamblers by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on Strawboard, 38 x 29 cm, 2015

The Gamblers by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on Strawboard, 38 x 29 cm, 2015

MIND OF THE UNIVERSE by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on canvas, 183 x 152 cm, 2015

MIND OF THE UNIVERSE by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on canvas, 183 x 152 cm, 2015

Collective Consciousness by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm, 2015

Collective Consciousness by Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Acrylic on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm, 2015

Exodus by Nana Anoff, Scrap Metal/Wood/Wire/Electronics,57 inches H x 67 inches W, 2016

Exodus by Nana Anoff, Scrap Metal/Wood/Wire/Electronics,57 inches H x 67 inches W, 2016

From Labadi 2 Lagos by Nana Anoff, Scrap Metal/Wood/Wire/Electronics, 37 x 36 inches, 2015

From Labadi 2 Lagos by Nana Anoff, Scrap Metal/Wood/Wire/Electronics, 37 x 36 inches, 2015

One 4 All by Nana Anoff, Scrap Metal/Wood/Wire/Electronics, 33 x 40 inches, 2014

One 4 All by Nana Anoff, Scrap Metal/Wood/Wire/Electronics, 33 x 40 inches, 2014

My Captain by Nana Anoff, Scrap Metal/Wood/Wire/Electronics, 132 inches H x 61 inches W, 2015

My Captain by Nana Anoff, Scrap Metal/Wood/Wire/Electronics, 132 inches H x 61 inches W, 2015

  • New Threads
  • Constance Swaniker Kofi Agorsor Kofi Setordji Nana Anoff Nicholas Kowalski Nii Obodai Nyornuwofia Agorsor

  • October 10 - November 17, 2016

  • Temple Muse


  • New Threads is an exhibition which presents recent paintings, sculptures and photographs created by seven of Ghana’s leading and emerging contemporary artists.

     

    It is premised on a modern fabric of creativity woven within the context of an ancient loom of rich artistic ancestry, but presented in contemporary colors and expressions that address current global themes.

     

    New Threads presents a fascination with new expressions from Ghana; moving beyond the globally recognized symbol of African beauty, diversity and resilience in the tightly woven colorful Kente cloth, into teasing out a new, bold modern ouvre that has grace, versatility, humour, and drama.

     

    We present stunning works by the internationally celebrated sculptor and experimental artist Kofi Setordji, Kofi and Nyornuwofia Agorsor, a powerful creative couple who are both visual artists and talented musicians, Nicholas Kowalski’ whose paintings revolve around imagery of the Baobab - the African tree of life, which is an important symbol of life, power, and resilience in a northern savannah landscape, contemporary expressions through sculpture by Nana Anoff’s works created out of re-purposed, recycled metal objects and machine parts, Constance Swanicker, a sculptor and teacher who runs a flourishing Design Institute, and lastly, the poetic journey of Nii Obodai.