Lawson Oyekan: Global Working




Lawson Oyekan’s new Global Working exhibition at Canary Wharf features ceramic sculptures created by the artist in communal studios around the world.

The sculptures share similarities, but are heavily influenced by the available materials and diverse environments in which they have been created, including the island of Fyn, Denmark and in Maryland and Minnesota in the United States.

Born in Britain and raised in Nigeria, Lawson Oyekan’s ancestors are the Yoruba people. His education at the Central School of Art and Design and at the Royal College of Art and his acknowledged international career have placed him at the forefront of contemporary practice. In 2001 he won the Grand Prix Award in the 1st World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea.

Ann Elliott, Art Curator for Canary Wharf Group says: “The sculptures, evoking figures and heads, are pieced together and often perforated giving the impression of openness that is partially veiled. Some sculptures carry messages, both inside the forms and on their surfaces.”

“Essentially this is a message about humanity and the belief that strengths communicated through art may heal the body, mind and spirit.”

This autumn marks ten years of exhibitions in Canary Wharf’s ‘Sculpture in the Workplace’ series. As well as the temporary exhibition four ceramic pieces by Lawson Oyekan are permanently on display in the Lobby of One Canada Square

Duration 19 September 2011 - 11 November 2011
Times Mon-Fri 6am-12pm, Sat-Sun 7am-11.30pm
Cost Free
Venue Canary Wharf
Address Lobby London E14 5AB, ,
Contact 020 7418 2257 / keith.watson@canarywharf.com / www.canarywharf.com/

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