• Thomas Akawie

    Janet Steinberg

    Amid the prevalent cacophony of vivid, expressionistic art, Thomas Akawie’s shadowy monochromes project a resonant silence. Instead of reflecting personal and geopolitical anxieties, Akawie quietly contemplates the otherworldly. His atmospheric blue gray images of enigmatic entities seen against subtly textured surfaces suggest the way commonplace objects take on an aura of the strange when focused on for extended periods, or, as evoked by Akawie’s silvery light, when viewed under moonlight.

    Two of the strongest works among the 14 on view frame this investigation of surreal nocturnal perception

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