In The Beginning by Elsa Gebreyesus
In The Beginning (detail) by Elsa Gebreyesus

Afruika: The Primal Source

September 18 – October 16, 2010

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Elsa Gebreyesus makes her solo debut in Af.Rui.Ka: The Primal Source, a visual narrative of her experiences in and of Africa. Inspired by modern artists from Ethiopia and Eritera who incorporate Fidel, their ancient writing system; Gebreyesus interprets these symbols using her unique language, textures and themes.

Also featured in the exhibition is a series of paintings titled Silenced, which addresses the human rights issues in Eritrea. Paintings in the Silenced series were selected to participate in the first ever Amnesty International Human Rights Festival held in Silver Spring, Maryland in April 2010.