"Black, White & Cadmium Red"
Please join us for an Artists Reception on Oct. 18th from 5:30-8:30pm
light refreshments will be served.
We are thoroughly honored and excited to host internationally recognized sculptor
Mustafah Dhada FRAS, FRSA, D.Phil (Oxon) at the Fusionglass Co gallery this month and next. Dhada is featured amongst a small group of artists with work in the show.
Our show opened on 20thSeptember with a lecture by the artist. Dhada spoke of his upbringing in Mozambique, his travels to Asia and his opportunity to study History. He shared his creative process, Astounding listeners with the revelation that literally hundreds of drawings go into the creation of a sculptural piece.
We've had the pleasure of getting to know a little bit more about this exuberent artist over a number of delicious champagne lunches at the gallery. Dhada's Joie de Vivre is tangible, and communicated in the sensual curves and playful movement of his works.
Born and raised in Mozambique. Dhada is a history professor at Bakersfield CA university.
He is a brilliant artist & sculptor, and the show in addition to featuring his sculptures will present for sale many of his study drawings and sketches.
He spent nearly 11 years in Central Asia as a monk, before heading for Oxford University, England. He studied sculpture in Paris under abstract and neo representationalist masters.
After which followed years of artistic uncertainty, turmoil and despair in search of a creative identity unique to his work.
Dhada’s sculptures have emerged as neither figurative nor completely abstract. They invite & compel you to reach out and touch or caress them. They are impregnated with inner organic compactness, expressed externally with a tensile eruptive vitality. They seek the chalice of life, the liberation of the self from within.
Dhada describes his work as “Sensuously Abstract”, his work is an attempt to fuse the temporal trilogy of his life: the raw African carvings of his childhood, the sensuous rotundity of Vedic expressions in stone and the grace of European representational art.
Please join us
Lecture: September 20th 2014 from 6-7pm.
at Fusionglass Co. Gallery, 8872 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA. 91942. Tel: 619-461-4440.
Where Dhada will give a short lecture on the development of his work. Some of the work will be offered in a silent auction which will close on October 18th at the Artists Reception.
A proportion of sales from the auction will be donated to developing art education projects in our local schools.
This is a free event & light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.
Artists Reception: Saturday 18th October 5.30 -8.30pm.
The formal Artist's Reception for the show will take place on October 18th
Dhada will be there in person to meet the public, as will the other artists who are featured in this exciting show. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend this very special event.