Orita Meta – Crossroads 👀

8215 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Feb 01, 10 AM - 6 PM — ends Mar 28, 2021
Rele Gallery, one of Africa’s foremost galleries of contemporary art based in Lagos, Nigeria, is extremely pleased to announce the opening of its first international space in Los Angeles, CA on February 1, 2021 with the inaugural group exhibition, 'Orita Meta – Crossroads.'

The exhibition takes its name from the book and painting by the prominent Nigerian artist Peju Alastise titled "Orita Meta," a Yoruba phrase loosely translated as “a junction where three roads meet.” The exhibition features the work of three contemporary Nigerian artists Marcellina Akpojotor, Tonia Nneji and Chidinma Nnoli, whose work collectively explores the intersecting dialogues between gender, femininity and a desire for self-authorship against the hegemonic forces at play in both Nigerian and international society.

Image: Chidinma Nnoli, A Poetry of Discarded Feelings / Things (I), Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 42 x 50 inches, 2020