GASALI ADEYEMO is a master artist who creates beautiful fabric and clothing using techniques he learned in his native Nigeria. He specializes in the traditional textile processes of adire eleko, batik and tie and dye, using indigo dyes because of their cultural importance to his people. His work also incorporates quilting and embroidery. Each textile has traditional Yoruba designs, with symbolic and biographical meanings. Gasali studied craft at the Nike Center for Arts and Culture in Osogbo, Nigeria. After studying there and teaching for several years, he started to exhibit his artwork internationally. Gasali presently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico and spends as much time as he can with young artists, encouraging them to preserve and cherish the fantastically beautiful artistic techniques of the Yoruba tribe. He exhibits his work and teaches workshops across the country and internationally.
Reception and Artist Talk
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
James Wheldon Johnson Auditorium, Coppin State University, 2500 W North Avenue, Baltimore
Reception at 6pm, followed by lecture at 7pm
A shuttle will be leaving from the Mt. Royal Station Building at 5:30pm and returning to MICA after the lecture.
The artist will be leading a number of workshops during his time in Baltimore. For more information about these workshops, please email Valeska Populoh, Fiber Faculty, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is co-hosted by the Coppin State Department of Visual and Performing Arts, MICA’s Fiber Department and Kibibi Ajanku, MICA's Community Researcher-in-Residence. The Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative is funded by the Maryland Department of Commerce through the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.