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    A New Exhibit Opens at the Palitz Gallery

    January 25, 2016

    Image courtesy Autograph ABP
    Palitz Gallery
    Now open at Syracuse University's Palitz Gallery is Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989),” an exhibition that is presented by Light Work, in partnership with Autograph ABP. The exhibition is a solo retrospective of the work of this seminal and highly influential figure in 1980s black British and African contemporary art. Although his career was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 34, Fani-Kayode nonetheless remains an important influence in contemporary photography.

    Curated by Mark Sealy and Renée Mussai of Autograph ABP, Light Work staff was given access to the negatives from which to create the reprints on display in “Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989).” The exhibition features a selection of his most important photographic works produced between 1985-1989, including large-scale color works and arresting black and white images. Fani-Kayode is co-founder and first chair photographic of Autograph ABP. His photographs have been exhibited internationally since 1985, with numerous recent solo exhibitions in London, Boston, New York and Cape Town.

    “Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989)” will run February 8, 2016 through April 15, 2016. The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Contact 212-826-0320 or lubin@syr.edu for more information on the exhibition.