Focus: Armand Boua

Now Open:
Focus: Armand Boua
April 9 – June 26, 2022
211 Fishkill Ave, Beacon, NY

Ethan Cohen Gallery is pleased to present a focus exhibition of Armand Boua’s works, in anticipation for the Venice Biennale where he will be representing the Ivory Coast in 2022.

Armand Boua deals with the human condition, as a response to the inhumanity he sees in the world around him. His recent works, depicting the formless figures of forgotten children, testify to the violence that continues to characterize the political struggles of West Africa. His aesthetic is one born out of an engagement with found material, to which he applies his signature forms that evoke images and scenes in remembrance. Working in Abidjan, the economic capital at the crossroads of urbanization and industrialization, Boua experiences the Ivorian landscape with a heightened sensitivity. His observations of children are drawn largely from street scenes where urban migrations create ethnic, linguistic, cultural and social entanglements that have come to enrich and problematize the region in equal measure.

Ethan Cohen Gallery at the KuBe Art Center
211 Fishkill Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 – 6 PM
By Appointment via ecfa.com/schedule