This opening reception marks the opening of The Father of Flying Calabashes (Le Père des Calebasses Volantes): Select Works by Bamazi Talle.
This exhibition celebrates the recent works of Columbus-based artist Bamazi Talle. The paintings on display center around the calabash, a gourd important to his Togolese heritage. Cultivated in West Africa for thousands of years as an essential crop, the calabash has spiritual and cultural significance to many. Talle injects his own deeply personal associations with the calabash to reflect on loss, rebirth, and the COVID-19 pandemic.