FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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BERKELEY COLLEGE PRESENTS THE EMOTIONAL, COLORFUL
Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of artist Gilbert Adjibade at its Midtown Manhattan Gallery, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City. The exhibit is now on display and will run through November 30. It is open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. An artist’s reception will be held on November 11 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Mr. Adjibade was born in Porto-Novo, Benin, and came to the United States just a few years ago. He has been painting for as long as he can remember, with contemporaries along the way describing his work as full of emotional sensibility. He is an artist who transports the viewer to a universe of vivid colors, always with humor and a fine quality.
“I have been inspired by Henri Rousseau, the French Post-Impressionist painter who worked in the naïve or primitive manner,” said Mr. Adjibade. “Like him, I have always been happy to observe nature and paint what I see.”
His exhibitions include the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France; Dakar Women’s Group, Dakar, Senegal; Gallery Afrique Culture, Brussels, Belgium; Gallery Attitude, Paris, France; and the World Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY.
“Other artists call Gilbert Adjibade’s work emotional and colorful, and I would agree with that,” said Robert Keiber, Curator, Berkeley College, Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn Galleries. “He is unique and I am glad we have the opportunity to exhibit his work.”
For more details about the exhibit, please e-mail Mr. Keiber at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu. or call 212-252-2065.
Photo Caption: Untitled acrylic on canvas, one of a series of paintings from artist Gilbert Adjibade on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Manhattan Gallery, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City, through November 30.
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