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Monday, January 30, 2012
Face FWD : A Gerard Pefung Solo @ The New BLK
Face FWD is an exhibit with the mission of raising community awareness and freedom of speech in Cameroon. Gerard Pefung came to this country in 2001 with a dream that is all but impossible to reach in his homeland. Since arriving, Pefung has established himself as an emerging artist throughout the local art community. He has spent the past 3 years mentoring Omaha area youth. Through his production of street art, Pefung has become an advocate of positive self expression. This, in turn, has helped empower and inspire creativity throughout the community.
The U.S. Embassy and the Cameroon government have agreed to allow Gerard to work with local artists and citizens of Cameroon to mobilize the power of street art to help change the way people think and live.
The pieces created for this exhibit document Gerard's creative process from it's earliest inception. The show will consist of 200 sketches. These sketches are the catalyst from which he develops his finished paintings. The process is one of free flow and instinct in which intuition is the guiding tool. The result is genuine, untainted expression.