1/28 IJOMAH: The Journey of ADAOBI

Streetlight Guild is proud to present the debut solo exhibit by AdaObinna Moore!

AdaObinna Moore is an artist born in Columbus, Ohio whose passion for art started at a young age. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2016, obtaining her BA in Art with a focus on studio practice in different mediums. In March 2016, AdaObinna was awarded the Mariam Makeba Distinction Award from the African Youth League at The Ohio State University. In December 2016, AdaObinna also received an Award of Distinction from the COMPAS Art Contest. In 2017, she participated in a Live Auction event with the Columbus International Program where profits went to programs that assisted immigrants in Columbus, Ohio. In March 2019 and 2020, AdaObinna displayed works in an Art Exhibit Honoring Women’s History Month at the Franklin County Coroner’s Office that was hosted by Dr. Anahi Ortiz. In 2020, AdaObinna was involved with the HeART of Protest with the King Arts Complex and completed a mural piece along with two other artists located on the King Arts Complex building. In 2021, AdaObinna worked with the Walt Neil Mural League and painted the mural prism during Franklin Park Conservatory’s Community Art Day which was displayed on the front lawn of the park. Throughout the years AdaObinna has participated in multiple events, such as creative mixes, art shows, and events. She also volunteered and displayed at the King Arts Complex for All Arts Day in honor of Aminah Robinson.

Artist’s Statement:
“The idea that best describes my artistic practice is utilizing “self-discovery” so that it can result in a firm stance of “self-proclaiming”. My goal as an artist is to grow and to gain confidence in who I title myself to be. Growing up with multiple cultural backgrounds within a diverse community has helped me explore and develop into the individual I am today. In my work, I reflect a lot on my Nigerian background which helps me stay in tune with my roots. The act of creating is my tribute to my ancestors; to those who created before me. The figures that I draw and paint hold many representations such as relationships, scenarios, and even self-awareness. With my work, I display different scenes that not only come from “my world” but are relatable to the audience depending on the subject matter.

My technique involves layering the paint and creating a “rhythm” with the colors that illuminate the subject matter. I also play with line work that imitates traditional African patterns. My purpose is not only to reclaim my identity but to inspire others who are looking for an outlet to express themselves. My overall goal is to expand and grow as an artist, not just by creating more but through involvement in the community. My intention is to be involved within the community and in every way possible. IJOMAH means “safe journey” in Igbo. My art has always been a tribute to my ancestors, and I will be paying homage to them by using my maiden name as the title of this show.”

Exhibition opens Saturday January 28 , 2023
Exhibit runs from January 28, 2023 – March 18, 2023
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Admission is free.
Refreshments will be provided.
Streetlight Guild / 1367 E. Main St. / Columbus, Ohio

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