Gil Arnaud Ngolé, Parametric Melody of the River
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street
New York, NY
**Postponed due to strict US policies**
Gil Arnaud Ngolé’s practice uses indigenous fabrication techniques to speak to forced displacement. Utilizing a variety of media including acrylic, holographic paper, reeds, and other discarded materials, Ngolé creates sculptural drawings and wearable works. Ngolé’s interest in photographic processes, documentation, and staging is seen in his works, which place sculpture into the landscape with the purpose of being photographed. His drawing practice pulls in protein structures and indigenous architecture to create hybridized, sculptural works.
Ngolé was born in Brazzaville, The Republic of the Congo, during the postcolonial era. This social and political environment has remained an important source of inspiration. Ngolé received a BFA from the Rueil-Malmaison’s College of Art (Paris), and an MFA from the Memphis College of Art (Memphis, TN). His works has been exhibited at Crosstown Arts (Memphis, TN), the Memorial Art Gallery (Memphis, TN), the Tops Gallery (Memphis, TN), The Zhou B Art Center (Chicago), ArtFields 2016 Biennale (Lake City, SC), the Sumter Art Gallery (Sumter, SC), and the Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM). He has been a sponsored resident at the Santa Fe Art Institute and a SFAI Visiting Artist with the University of New Mexico Lands Arts Of The American West in 2017.