Rele Gallery held an all day opening for “As the Sparks Fly Upward” on Saturday, September 17, 2022, but will remain on view thru October 15, 2022. The solo exhibition by contemporary Nigerian artist Michael Igwe invites viewers to find solace in this often unrelenting world – particularly in Nigeria’s unremitting and stifling socio-political climate. 

Igwe’s paintings featured in “As the Sparks Fly Upward” reflect on life’s commonalities and complexities. The artist describes his featured works as a manifestation of “permanence and striving;” striving to make the best with the cards one is dealt amidst the permanence of life’s oscillation between challenge and upliftment.

On view: September 17, 2022 – October 15, 2022

What: “As the Sparks Fly Upward,” Michael Igwe
Where: Rele Gallery, 8215 Melrose Ave., LA, 90046