Fowler to Show "Art of Almighty God"
|Almighty God (Kwame Akoto), "GOD KNOWS 'AM JAILED FALSELY, NOT I ALONE BUT MANY PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD," 2005. Fowler Museum at UCLA|
The UCLA Fowler Museum's 2022 calendar begins with an exhibition of paintings by Kwame Akoto, the Ghanaian artist known as the Almighty God. Akoto began producing commercial signage and tin portraits for funerals. He became an evangelical preacher and healer while producing what he calls "creativity arts," conceptual paintings combining text, realism, abstraction, faith, and politics. Shown is a work donated by late Fowler director Doran H. Ross. "'How Do You See This World?': The Art of Almighty God" runs Jan. 16 to May 8, 2022.
Also on view will be "Gosette Lubondo: Imaginary Trip," photographs reimagining self-portraiture and colonialism. It runs Feb. 6 to June 5, 2022.