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Out of Africa the theme surrounding the art sculptures and masks at the American River College Art Gallery can be viewed from February 21st through March 16th from 11am 5pm The exhibit contains a collection of artifacts mainly masks owned by private collectors in the Sacramento area Since the artwork is privately owned information on the artifacts and the artist is somewhat limited In rare occasions do the owners of these artifacts know anything about the artwork in which they could contribute useful information Though limited the exhibition still provides facts on the artwork and an approximate location of where it originated The exhibit includes masks woodcarvings sculptures and pictures related to AfricaOne particular picture titled Togo Landscape is that it is made out of thin wood strips native plants and cloth sewed into a canvas It is approximately thirty years old and was made in Nigeria The picture is of a woman carrying a barrel on her head and a small child looking up at what seems to be his mother both cut outs of black cloth The woman and child appear to be walking to a hutch along a campfire They are wearing a long black robe The background distant tribal hutches and a cloudless sky are made out of thin wood strips sewn horizontally along the canvas The painting consists of three colors beige light brown and black The way the artist sews the wood strips and plant into the canvas horizontally creates the different texture The color is achieved simply by the use of a different type of wood or a plant Almost as if an illusion at a distance one cannot distinguish what type of medium has been used and concludes it is a painting But it is almost a surprise when you see that the picture is made out of wood strips including all the detail Which provides a sense of appreciation even if the audience dislikes the picture
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