EXHIBITION: Early Vacation | Works by Emmanuel Okot
DATES: March 17 - April 23, 2017 (EXTENDED)
OPENING/VERNISSAGE: March 17, 7-10 PM, artist in attendance
INSTAGRAM: @possworldsshop | @emmanuelokot
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Possible Worlds presents the visual works of emerging artist Emmanuel Okot (Ottawa) in his first solo show.
In Early Vacation, self-taught artist Okot frames his work as an “experimental get-away”, wherein he explores different modes of visual expression through painting and mixed media. Drawing on personal feelings, emotions and thoughts and influenced by street art culture, Okot creates abstract, graphic pieces, reminiscent of graffiti walls layered in a dreamlike state. In producing works that are “everything and nothing”, Okot asks the audience to take respite to reflect on the internal and external aspects of their everyday lives.
*Curatorial text by Possible Worlds Co-Director, Melanie Yugo
Emmanuel Okot is an Ottawa-based, self-taught artist working with mixed media. He is influenced by graffiti/street art culture, nature, and the subconscious mind.
For more of the artist's works, head here.
We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.