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Daniel Taye

December 21, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Exhibition Dates: December 8, 2016-January 8, 2017
Reception Date: Thursday, January 12 • 6-8:30 pm • Artist Talk at 8 pm
Location: Site 2 ( Second Floor Landing)

Ethiopian painter Daniel Taye returns to the Torpedo Factory to display the work he’s been inspired to create based on his travels in Alexandria.

You may remember Taye, as he was in the New Project Studio this past summer. He has channeled his uninhibited flow of thought and rare perspective into capturing daily life in our city.

Find his work in Site 2, located in the hallway by the elevators. Hear him speak about his work during Second Thursday Art Night, January 12, at 8 pm.

Taye is known for his evocative landscape and figurative work as he experiments with different mediums, color composition and depth. He has been described as an artist who inspired more puzzled expressions than praise, but his uninhibited flow of thought and rare perspective are ultimately his forte. Taye’s paintings do not fit the usual categories of Ethiopian fine art, traditional religious art, or abstract impressionism, but the strokes and the enchanting color schemes over the canvas bring his work to life.

Taye grew up involved with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and eventually became a deacon. The church played an important role in his education and was the cornerstone of his formative years. He entered the Addis Ababa School of Fine Arts in the late 1980s, and graduated with Distinction in 1990. He worked on the Gold Mine Documentation Project for the Ministry of Mining until 1993. His art has been exhibited in numerous venues throughout Ethiopia such as the National Museum, Goethe Institute, and Italian Cultural Institute. His work has also been showcased in the United States, Europe, and Africa.


December 21, 2016
January 31, 2017
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