Oakville Town Hall, February 1-18
“My work focuses on inner beauty, festivity, and celebration. I work primarily in oil because of its lustre and sensual qualities, creating layers of simple colors, shapes, and exciting movements. I am originally from Nigeria, but have embraced various cultures over the years. All of which have influenced my art,” says Ohiro.
Dufferin Clark Library, February 1-29
“Drawings and paintings display a lightness and sensitivity that truly mark his works as outstanding. He draws inspiration intuitively from nature in its most elemental forms—earth, wind, fire, water. He employs oil and mixed-media techniques in his painting where he turns paint into conduits of organic energy through brushwork that is both vigorous and gentle. Just as life grows out of the ground and occupies the expanse between earth and sky,” says Joan Butterfield, art director and curator, Association of African Canadian Artists.
“The drawing of the man that I did for this issue, I call, ‘Free from the Shadows.’ It’s a representation of the Black man crawling out of the shadows into the light. I’m absolutely inspired and motivated with subjects and projects like this one,” Bianka Kozera