Chuck Gallery Opens with Solo Exhibition by Fidel Oyiogu

Fidel Oyiogu : Exuberance, Forms and the Notion of Self
Selected works (2009 – 2015)


23 January – 13 February 2016

This winter, Chuck Gallery makes its debut in Manchester, renowned for being steeped in arts,
culture, innovation, and diversity. Chuck Gallery is an independent art space, dedicated to
showcasing contemporary African art as well as promoting both established and emerging African
artists. The inaugural exhibition titled Exuberance, Forms and the Notion of Self by Fidel Oyiogu, runs from the 23rd of January until the 13th of February 2016.
The exhibition will be housed in the gallery’s newly designed art space that boasts of being the first
art space designed by Fiona Terry, a designer famed for commissioning and designing the first
‘Passivhaus’ in London. Exuberance, Forms and the Notion of Self is an exciting collection of
beautiful paintings by artist Fidel Oyiogu, embracing the glamour of feminine obsession. Fidel utilises
rhythmic displays of loosely flung performers, possessed in ecstatic fervour to explore topical issues
with transfixing results.
Founder of Chuck Gallery, Chuckwudi Onwudiwe, an art dealer and collector of young African artists,
who also founded Marvel Arts Ltd, an art-dealing firm based in Lagos, Nigeria commented:

“Chuck Gallery is committed to championing the arts, particularly works by emerging and
accomplished artists. The charge is to bring out the value and meaning to our appreciators and
collectors through the entertainment and information value that art provides, as well as the
refreshing sense derived from encountering art. Though the duty as agency between artists and
audience is inundated with challenges, the gallery restates that as administrators and curators of art,
our core responsibility is sustaining art appreciation”
By organising world class events, exhibitions and gallery programmes, Chuck Gallery aims to
constantly delight and engage with the public, whilst also stimulating increased interest in African art
within Manchester and beyond. Ultimately, it hopes to create a thriving environment where art
lovers and collectors seek out quality contemporary African art in the UK.

166 (ground floor) Plymouth Grove Road, M13 0AF Manchester 01612228688, +447414744518,
Event: Formal opening of Chuck Gallery (African Art)
Exhibition: Fidel Oyiogu: Exuberance, Forms and the Notion of Self
Dates: 23 January – 13 February 2016
Venue: 166 Plymouth Grove, Ardwick, Manchester M13 0LB
Tel: 01612228688
Hours: Open daily Monday – Friday: 11am – 6pm, Saturday: 12noon – 5pm, Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
Entry: Free
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Notes to Editors
About Fidel Oyiogu
Fidel Oyiogu (born 1957, Nigeria) Studied Fine and Applied Art at the Instutitute of Management and
Technology in Enugu, Nigeria. Selected Solo Exhibitions include : Womanhood, Ikoyi Hotel, Lagos,
Nigeria(1999) ; Just Colour Abuja, Nigeria (2001); African Art Gallery Seeheim Germany (2008);
African Restaurant Adas Buka Lauteral, Germany(2009); Ebony Hotel & Restaurant, Stuttgart
Germany(2010); Exhibitions: Nigeria International Management(1993); National Museum, Lagos
Nigeria (1996); French Cultural Centre Lagos(1998); Nkem Art Gallery Lagos Nigeria(2003), Nike Art
Gallery Lagos(2003); Vienna, (2007).

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