The rainy Sunday evening ushered in a new solo exhibition at Rele Gallery, Ikoyi by Ameh Agwuh. Around the exhibition halls were works made of graphite largely inspired by the classic indoor game called “Snakes and Ladders.”
The solo show, which is the third from the artist, is a marked deviation from his bright-coloured canvases to present a greyed-out body of works that, among other things, celebrate the resilience of the human spirit.
Using a mixture of lines and images, Agwuh explores the moral values embedded in the famous game to highlight the socio-political issues in his society. The ladders in the game are conceived as symbols of positive virtues and good deeds.