“365 James Bond Characters” by Emmanuel Nwogbo in the Corridor Gallery May 2 – 30

Emmanuel Nwogbo’s clever exhibition of James Bond inspired art is in the Corridor this month.

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365 James Bond Characters
Emmanuel Nwogbo
May 2 – 30, 2019

(Halifax/ K’jipuktuk) In the current exhibition at the Corridor Gallery, 365 James Bond Characters, emerging artist Emmanuel Nwogbo exhibits 108 works from his 2018 daily art and design project that pays tribute to James Bond characters from the official movie series. The series features 365 different artworks created using a variety of art and design mediums such as illustration, collage, and photo manipulation. Experience the fun, cleverness and nostalgia that 365 James Bond Characters brings to the Corridor Gallery May 2 – 30.


Emmanuel Nwogbo, Day 121: Mayday, Digital and print, 8 x 8 inches, May 1, 2018.
Image courtesy of artist.


Of the inspiration and process, Nwogbo states:
Practice is essential to living an artful and creative life. On January 1, 2018, I challenged myself to create one piece of art every day for a year. My goal was to pay tribute to a different James Bond movie character for 365 days. I focused on digital collage and photo manipulation to increase my technical and visual story telling skills through the hundreds of unique characters. My father introduced me to James Bond movies when I was a young boy, and immediately I was drawn to the characters and the adventure in the films. This 365-day challenge re-kindled those childhood memories of watching James Bond with my dad.

Emmanuel Nwogbo is a Nigerian-born visual artist who now resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Having grown up in the hustling and bustling city of Lagos, Nigeria, his colorful artworks pay homage to his motherland. His lifelong interest in art and culture led him to an academic pursuit in Visual Art and Visual Communication Design and later a master’s degree at NSCAD University. Nwogbo’s work is informed by interests in early 20th century art movements such as Surrealism and Dada. Metaphors, ironies and other figures of speech also play a huge role in his story making process.


Emmanuel Nwogbo, Day 54: Scaramanga, Digital and print, 8 x 8 inches, February 23, 2018. Image courtesy of artist.


Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city situated on unceded Mi’kmaq territory, and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 5pm.

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See more of Emmanuel Nwogbo’s work on his Instagram: @nigerianexpert or his website: 365jamesbondcharacters.com

 

For further information regarding the exhibition please contact:
Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267 | f: 902.422.0881
communicate@visualarts.ns.ca | www.visualarts.ns.ca