This post got lost in my drafts, 🙁 But better late than never!
I went to an art exhibition with my girl Simi and it’s probably the best one I’ve been to in Lagos- I’ll tell you why in a minute.
We had planned to make a couple of stops, first at the exhibition, then stop the social place and then dessert… didn’t quite go as planned.
When we got to A Whitespace where the exhibition was holding there was barely any one there, we of course were immediately taken by the art and proceeded to look. I didn’t notice as someone joined us and began to talk to Simi.
I went to join the conversation and was pleasantly surprised, it was the artist, Kate. She was so warm and pleasant and we spent quite a while talking about everything. I asked why she chose the particular people she drew and she explained that she picked out (African) icons who had a craft- I absolutely loved that. We talked about art in school here in Nigeria and what a difference it can make to get out of “the box”.
She’s also a fashion designer and is currently working on her line and it was really interesting picking her brain in terms of balancing it all, inspiration and dreams. I was really happy that Simi didn’t listen to me- I had wanted us to come on opening day but Sunday worked much better for her- if she had, we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to talk to her in depth without other people taking her attention.
Kate was super easy to talk to, down to earth an open, fewer things bring me as much joy as sharing and connective with creative people
I really look forward to seeing more from Kate.
I love the throwback theme they had going on at A white space too!
Which piece was your favourite? Torn between Lupita and Femi!