FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE POUNDER-KONE ART SPACE PRESENTS
CALLALOO: VISIONS OF THE BLACK ATLANTIC, AN AFRICAN-CARIBBEAN SALON
January 31 – February 21, 2008
Opening Reception:  Saturday, February 2, 6-9pm



3407A Glendale Blvd. (corner of Revere), Atwater Village, CA 90039
Contact:  Julin Everett, Gallery Manager

(323) 913-2247, fax (323) 913-2245
E-mail, pkas2@sbcglobal.net
Web site, http://www.cchpkas.com
Web site, African Millennium Foundation, http://www.1amf.org
Hours, Thursday – Sunday, 1-7pm


Jackson Petit, Mask (detail), 2006, acrylic on canvas, 34.5 x 20”.

CCH Pounder presents CALLALOO: VISIONS OF THE BLACK ATLANTIC, AN AFRICAN-CARIBBEAN SALON featuring artists Camara Gueye, Saadio, Jackson Petit and Soly Cisse at the Pounder Kone Art Space in Atwater Village.   The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2008 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with a Special Guest Host.  The exhibit runs from January 31st to February 21st.
 
In an ongoing effort to provide a creative conduit between African and Diaspora artists, CCH Pounder has curated a salon celebrating artists from Senegal, Trinidad and The Bahamas. Camara Gueye is considered one of Senegal’s leading contemporary artists. His work is owned by collectors such as Angela Bassett, Courtney Vance and Terrell Tilford.  Saadio also hails from Senegal where he was first discovered painting while participating in a community beautification project.  His work tends to find both the humorous and the enchanting aspects of everyday life. Bahamian artist Jackson Petit’s paintings reflect a yearning to piece together disparate aspects of the soul while commenting on the physical connection between the artist and his canvas. Another Senegalese artist, Soly Cisse is a painter and sculptor who produces work often allegorical, dreamlike and haunting.  His work is often inspired by urban landscapes.
 
The Pounder-Kone Art Space http://www.cchpkas.com is located at 3407 Glendale Boulevard and was established to focus on the visual arts and introduce artists from the Diaspora, the Los Angeles area and emerging artists.  CCH Pounder and Boubacar Kone own the Pounder-Kone Art Space, as well as The Musee Boribana in Dakar, Senegal.
 
For further information and to R.S.V.P for the February 2nd reception, please call (323) 913-2247.




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