Artwork by Ibou Ndoye on Display at FDU's Edward Williams Gallery
Teaneck (January 30, 2017) – “Jaar Jaar=The Journey” featuring works by Ibou Ndoye will be on display at the Edward Williams Gallery on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus from Monday, January 23, 2017 through Friday February 24, 2017.
The Gallery is located in FDU’s Edward Williams Hall, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, N.J. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m, and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. For directions and more information, call 201-692-2449.
About the Artist
Glass-painting artist Ndoye has combined modernism and traditionalism to create a style unique to himself. “My broken glass paintings derive from the results of misunderstandings, misjudgments and misconceptions, by people, of people from different social backgrounds. My concept of broken - glass painting is full of meaning – it can be called a renovative aesthetic, but it can define broken hopes, broken promises, broken relationships, broken friendships and broken language, as well as the struggle of people to overcome these things. Despite all of these, we go on.”
“Jaar Jaar is a Woloof word that means travel through time and experimenting life, spiritually, morally and physically,” says Ndoye. “Woloof is a language spoken in Senegal and in the West African sub region.”
The language Ndoye conveys through his art is easy to understand. No one will need a dictionary or a large vocabulary to understand it. Being a storyteller, he sometimes represents African short stories with images. His art is free from commercial, racial or geographical label.
According to Ndoye’s his duty as an artist is to communicate and to open people’s eyes to realities.