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O'Kane Gallery Fall Exhibits Announced

The O'Kane Gallery is pleased to announce its fall schedule.amitabhatt

The first exhibit of the fall term, running from Sept. 5 - Oct. 17, will be Balancing Acts: Paintings by Amita Bhatt. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 5.

Originally from India, Bhatt is deeply inspired by the violence she witnessed during the Mumbai riots of 1992. Therefore, her work is "anchored in the historic and global phenomenon of geographic and identity politics." With vibrant color "charged with primal energy" and dramatic compositions, she combines mythology and happenstance to explore the multiplicities of the human condition - benevolent and evil.

The second installation will be Simulacra: Works by Eric Telfort, which runs Oct. 24 - Dec.14.

The son of Haitian immigrants, Telfort was raised in "Little Haiti," Miami, Florida. Despite his family's erictelforteconomic hardships, he successfully "followed long and tumultuous paths" to study at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) as well as the New York Academy of Art. He has lectured across America and internationally; and currently teaches drawing and digital illustration at RISD and the University of Rhode Island. Within his figurative paintings, Telfort strives to explore the concept of "Creativity in Poverty."