March 05 - 19 2018
Music to the Eyes presents works from Olagunju's penultimate and most recent series - Ekpiri & Sight and Sounds respectively. Working with materials that were traditionally used in music making, the artist has re-imagined these as contemporary sculpture.
Following on the success of the Ekpiri Series, Olagunju's latest works from the Sight and Sounds series see the glass "cookie jars" fashioned after traditional musical instruments called the sekere. Re-creating the gourds originally used for the percussion instruments as hand-blown glass, the threaded seeds, which generated a rattling sound, have been embellished with gold and copper leaves.
This continues the artist’s recent endeavour to shift the focus from aural to visual in the artistic spectrum.