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WASHINGTON, DC: The Journey for Regina – The Artwork and Blog Of Nigerian-American Chidinma Dureke & Chuckwunonso Dureke
June 27, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
Host: Nubian Hueman Boutique
Event Details: Nubian Hueman Boutique is proud to present The Journey For Regina; a visual storyboard of life in Nigeria from a 1st-world perspective. The show will feature the artwork of visual artist Chidinma Dureke, recent photography works from Dureke and sister Chuckwunonso Dureke, along with an artist talking surrounding their Nkem Life blog; all of which encompass the subject of culture, Africa, and natural hair.
The Regina Photography Series: is a visual homage to the late grandmother of the aforementioned Dureke sisters and the beautiful land of Nigeria which their grandmother called “home”. Using Nigeria as a platform to start the conversation of making the journey back “home”, the photography highlights the beauty of everyday of life in Africa, based on two sisters’ experiences in Nigeria.
The show will feature the highly creative works of Chidinma which will be on display and available for purchase for the general public. “My goal is to redefine the definition of blackness in the Diaspora, by using color, design elements to transcend physical material reality.” notes Dureke. Her works includes a textural mixture of oil paints, fabric, paper, ink, and gouache on different surfaces. Chidinma’s style is a fusion of Contemporary black art, illustration and portraiture with a range of subject matters based on the Black experience. Her biggest social experiment entitled “One Drop”, which focuses on feminine beauty and what constitutes blackness, is a passionate exploration of culture and perspective. “My ultimate goal is to shift our focus on whom the woman is rather than what her hair looks like, facial structure and complexion. My work focuses on what my century brings to the ideas of race, femininity, and sexual allure. I want my work to change the cliché narratives in the portraits of black women in the arts.”
Address: 1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
Dress Code: Casual
Cover: Free with RSVP
Specials: Light food & drink. Discount off art purchase.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hashtag: #nkemlife #dureke #nubianhueman