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Zuccaire Gallery Art Exhibit Reflects on Contemporary Life in Senegal

Camara Guèye (b. 1968, Bignona), Village Promenade (detail), 2012, Acrylic, india ink and pen on paper, mounted on canvas, 200 cm x 150 cm

The View from Here: Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal — on view at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery now through October 12 — presents nearly 50 works by 11 contemporary artists from Senegal, Mali, Madagascar, France and the United States. The exhibition spans a broad scope of themes including family life, portraiture, local celebrations and global concerns in painting, drawing, collage, photography, mixed media installation and video.

An artist talk and reception will be held on Tuesday, September 24, at 7 pm. All are welcome, and admission is free. Click here to see a list of other events.

Camara Guèye (b. 1968, Bignona), Village Promenade (detail), 2012, Acrylic, india ink and pen on paper, mounted on canvas, 200 cm x 150 cm
Camara Guèye (b. 1968, Bignona), Village Promenade (detail), 2012, Acrylic, india ink and pen on paper, mounted on canvas, 200 cm x 150 cm

The View from Here offers a wide panorama of art practice from the perspective of artists — individuals of differing ages, nationalities and religious affiliations who uncover aspects of their own identity as they reflect on contemporary life in Senegal. Collectively, their work acts as a portrait of how one African country can inspire creative minds, balancing universal questions with local characteristics.

The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery is located on the first floor of Staller Center and is open weekday afternoons from 12 pm to 4 pm and evenings of most Staller Center performances and films. The Gallery will also be open on Saturday, September 21, for Stony Brook’s CommUniversity Day.

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