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Love Story: Dancing Hearts

August 3

Gallery 1957 is delighted to present ’Love Story: Dancing Hearts’ by figurative and portrait artist Nana Bruce. This solo exhibition is curated by Elikplim Akorli following the artist’s residency with the Gallery in Accra.

’Love Story: Dancing Hearts’ is a heartfelt collection of acrylic paintings, each coupled with a poem in calligraphy form. The opening reception will begin with a live poetry performance by The God of Poetry.

The body of work is the culmination of a piece of poetry that came to the artist almost a decade ago, an excerpt from the poem titled ‘a lost song’ reads as follows:

“you do not fall
in love with your heart
use your head/
this song/ this been it/
held in pitch by swarms for a choir
who’ve known nothing
but irking aches
and disappointment…

this love
that knows
nothing for a bother
but itself/
I want to know it too
which stakes it’d take
to feel at home
enlivened in the heart
of a lover in synced rhythm/
our tears and traumas
poured to the calm
after the storm”


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