Rele Gallery Los Angeles presents “Life After Life,” the debut solo exhibition by emerging contemporary Nigerian artist Ameh Egwuh, running from April 10 to May 8, 2021. Drawing its title from psychiatrist Raymond Moody’s 1975 book Life After Life, the exhibition explores the idea of human mortality and the afterlife, presenting death as a liminal and transmutative process of movement between worlds, a performative threshold between disparate but closely connected ways of being.
As a series, the nine paintings in Life After Life share similar monochromatic, geometric backgrounds. The works are brightly colored, dream-like spaces populated with balloons, birds, and clocks, almost dancing around the human body as its primary subject. As composite images with different arrangements of symbols that suggest ascension, rebirth, and the passage of time, the exhibition investigates the complex entanglement of life, death, and the indeterminate chasm that separates them.
Presented as a two-part meditation on death and the afterlife over the course of two exhibitions across different cultures, the works featured in this exhibition explore the inevitable and transcultural reality of an ‘end’ to the passage of life.
On View: April 10 – May 8, 2021; Contact the gallery to make an appointment to view the exhibition;
What: “Life After Life,” Ameh Egwuh,
Where: Rele Gallery, 8215 Melrose Ave., LA, 90046
When: By appointment – contact gallery