Yusuf Grillo Gallery
In line with the desired goals for the School of art Design and Printing to continue to be a visual art platform in the academic community. For this of which it is committed to the presentation, development and discourse of Visual Art in all genre, whether specialized, interdisciplinary or integrated with academic consumption and development at its core. The School of Art Design and Printing finds it seminal to expose our Art faculty community and associations to as much critical developments and progression in contemporary visual art as possible. This is with a view to equip for successful academic and artistic practice through beneficial collaborations and interactions. This exhibition of works by Festus Adeyemi is another step in the direction of our academic aspirations.
This type of interaction is crucial to the progressive development of our academic community and it is what fosters long lasting relationships that in the long run is highlighted in the continued collaborations and experimentations that we work towards in our community.
Festus Adeyemi's presentation here aspires to visually capture the Lagos terrain in particular reference to the stress of transportation of which commuters are consistently challenged in their navigation of the cityscape. In this there is the employment of the iconic forms and signs that the Lagos initiate would respond to in the generation of discourse on the phenomena of what it is to move around in the high strung metropolis. Here lies the invitation to engage with the visual production in propounding ways forward in the era of change in our socio political experience of our mega city.