Artist Book Night with Ibou Ndoye


Oct. 12, 2016, 06:00 am

163 Malcolm X Blvd

October is Artist Book Month at Art in Flux. Each Wednesday evening, 6:00-8:00PM in October one visual artist will share their book(s) with visitors along with a discussion / interview at 6:30. The discussions will be held at the intimate storefront gallery located at 163 Malcolm X Blvd between 118 and 119th Streets, NYC.

October 12: Artist, Ibou Ndoye, Moderator, Roger Tucker, Private Art Dealer, Founder and Director Tucker Contemporary Art

Ibou Ndoye was born in West Africa’s most progressive capital city, Dakar, Senegal. Regularly surrounded by colorful African textiles and fabrics at home (his mother was a dressmaker and his grandmother a tie-dye artist), Ibou says he “socialized with art and cohabited with colors” from a very young age. He began his career as a painter in the late 1980s during a period in Senegal called the “Set Setal,” or cleanup movement which encouraged artists to embellish the environment by expressing themselves through public murals. In the 90’s Ibou entered and renovated the world of glass painting, a tradition brought from the Middle East to Senegal. Instead of painting traditional African or religious scenes on clean sheets of regularly shaped glass, Ibou started breaking and layering the glass to create new textures and effects and pushing the boundaries on subject matter. In the late 90s Ibou began exhibiting his work around Africa and Europe in local and internationally touring shows. His work was presented in the DAK’ART Biennial 2004, 2000, 1998 and 1996 and is included in many private collections as well as the William Whipple Museum, MN
and the French Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Ibou taught glass painting classes for special needs kids and at risk youth in the US and continues to promote and expand his artist vision through exhibition, education and cultural exchange.

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