Last weekend, Lagos's new art destination, the rélè gallery launched its fourth exhibition of modern and contemporary art, titled STRIP sponsored by foremost champagne house, Laurent-Perrier Champagne.
The exhibition, curated by art/culture writer, Ayodeji Rotinwa and broadcaster, culture savant, Wana Udobang was a themed collection of nude art by a vibrant group of artists namely Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Reze Bonna, Ayoola, Ibe Ananaba, Isaac Emopkae, Logor and Toyosi Kekere-Ekun; in various exciting mediums such as plexiglass and photography on aluminum.
STRIP is an investigation of the human anatomy; an attempt to provoke keen engagement; to deconstruct myths and truths of power, shame, freedom, beauty (and more)- the different shades of attendant feelings that accompany an encounter with a naked body.
The exhibition was a curatorial debut for both Rotinwa and Udobang and was hailed by guests in attendance - Lagos's foremost collectors, art enthusiasts, captains of industry, blue bloods of the lifestyle industry and social media influencers - as a triumphant start.
Guests in attendance enjoyed glasses of Laurent Perrier's impressive range of Champagne.
The RELE gallery only open for four months has continued to garner accolades for its accessible and edgy exhibitions.
STRIP is open to the public and will run till 7th June 2015.