Opening reception: Thursday 29 September, 6-9 p.m.
Eleni Koroneou Gallery is pleased to announce the solo show “Goodnight, sweetdreams” by Uman.
Uman is a self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist, working in various media such as painting, drawing and sculptures. Born in Somalia and raised in Kenya, she’s been based in the United States since 2004. In the show “Goodnight, sweetdreams”, Uman is presenting a series of new paintings, that were made during the late hours.
Her rich cultural experience often manifests in instinctive shapes and colours that poetically assemble on her canvases. Autobiographical figures and folk elements quickly transform themselves into abstract shapes and vibrant colours, where identity and form remain fluid. Alongside her African roots, Uman is directly influenced by the seasonal changes of the rural New York landscape in which she lives and works, while exploring the psychological states these shifts bring about.
Uman (b. 1980, Somalia) Lives and works in Upstate NY. Selected solo shows include: I hope this finds you well, Fierman Gallery, NY (2021); I will sit here and wait for you, Fierman Gallery, New York (2019); The Universe, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris (2017); Uman: 35 years a Black Sheep, Louis B. James Gallery, New York (2016); and White Columns, New York (2015). Recent group exhibitions include: The Earth, That is Sufficient, Nicola Vassell, New York (2021); Human Scale, Rochester Art Center, Minnesota (2020); (Nothing but) Flowers, Karma, New York (2020).