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Access and Extension: A Solo Painting Exhibition by Mensah Bey



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Monday, 1 May 2023 to Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Monday, 1 May 2023 - 6:00pm

Access and Extension, an international online solo painting exhibition by Mensah Bey, opens on May 01, 2023, and will continue through May 31, 2023.

Access and Extension is a collection of artworks inspired by Mensah Bey’s Artist Residency program in Havana, Cuba with Rooster Global News Network. The title references the constant tug of war citizens and visitors face with seemingly so little access to tangible and intangible needs. Bey observes that whether giving or receiving the act of extending oneself becomes a more powerful form of exchange. Bey incorporates his signature surrealist style with a conversation about Cuban relationships with the Internet and social media. His multi-dimensional figures and collage composed imagery is akin to the bombardment of information that the Internet breeds. He eloquently weaves narratives in the landscape of Havana’s bustling vibrant city life. His paintings explore “selfie” culture as an insight on the use of digital devices in third- world societies. Bey acknowledges his own intrusion and biases, placing remnants of his role as a part-time member of the community.

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Mensah Bey is a native of Richmond, VA residing in San Diego, CA. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Hampton University and his Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from Norfolk State University. Bey has exhibited nationally with highlights in Los Angeles, California and New York. He has also participated in an Artist Residency in Cuba. As an illustrator, painter, and printmaker, Bey explores the digital realm as a commentary on contemporary society. His graphic, hard-edged style is reminiscent of the works of Aaron Douglass Jacob Lawrence. Bey often draws inspiration from the Surrealist movement that challenged our perceptions of truth and reality, viewing the virtual world as an evolutionary subconscious that bridges our imaginations with the physical world.

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Biafarin Inc. , Vancouver

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