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Upcoming 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 will be on view at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery during the Stony Brook Film Festival, which runs from July 18 through July 27 at Staller Center. A reception will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 5 pm to 7 pm. All are welcome, and admission is free.

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.

With 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.

The exhibition will re-open August 26 through October 12.

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