Columbus artist April Sunami will present a collection of paintings titled "Matter and Spirit" at The Ohio State University Faculty Club. The solo exhibition will be on display from October 29 through December 14, 2018. An opening reception in Ms. Sunami’s honor will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Please call 614-292-2262 or email the club at email@example.com for more information or to RSVP.
April Sunami’s mixed media paintings start with a foundation of oil for each piece’s face and flesh and acrylic for background. Three-dimensional elements are then layered on and consist of a wide variety of materials including paper, beads, fabric, wood, stones and shells, mirrors, shattered glass, and found objects. These items add depth, texture and richness to Sunami’s artistic compositions. Each portrait, rich with embellishments, presents an image of African-American women that is strong and sacred, powerful and resplendent.