Zenith Gallery Presents


Ibou N’Diaye, Sculptor &  Preston Sampson, Painter

At 1111 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Show Dates, May 16, 2016 – October 1, 2016

Welcome to the Congressional Black Caucus
And Opening of 

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Reception Cocktail Party: Thursday September 15, 5:00-8:00 PM


Sengalese Wrestlers,
by Ibout N'Diaye                     Chiwara (Antelope), by Ibou N'Diaye                   Vieux Dogon, by Ibou N’Diaye 


                                                                                                            Beach Girl, by Preston Sampson                                     Griot, by Preston Sampson                         The Strategist, by Preston Sampson


Our exhibit, “Movers and Shakers,” features renowned Washingtonian painter Preston Sampson along with Malinese sculptor Ibou N’Diaye. Their art represents lifestyle, spirit, and ancestry enacted using two distinctly different techniques and mediums. They use their medium of choice to represent the fluid, collective human experience that flow from the past to the present.

Mr. N’Diaye uses wood as his medium for two main reasons: the first is, simply, that he is following the rich tradition of Malinese sculpting. Second is because of the unique individuality of each piece of wood: no two can ever be exactly alike. He creates his artwork based off of the certain unspoken aura of the individual piece determined by the grains and how it feels in his hands. Mr. N’Diaye’s pieces all conjure the harmony of the past, which he hopes to share with the world in his pieces. He uses traditional tools to carve the wood to underscore the unity with the past as well as to make each piece feel more personal. 

In Mr. Sampson’s paintings, color is the main focal point that brings the works to life. As the great Modernists attempted to do in various ways, Mr. Sampson uses color to remind the viewer of the artifice of his creations. He also uses color to represent the stream of consciousness, and experiences of the people in the paintings and to bridge a gap from reality into the world of the paintings. His pieces all have a perennial quality that transcends any set time.

As you gaze upon the works of both artists, you will be looking into something greater than just our current moment. Rather, you will be entering a universe which blurs the line between art and life, past and present. This exhibit evokes the human pulse of centuries past and centuries to come, and realizes something bigger than a single self. 

Exhibit on Display:
Cocktail Reception Party:
Gallery Hours:

   1111 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, WDC 20004
    May 16 – October 1, 2016
    Thursday, September 15, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
    Margery Goldberg, 202-783-2963,
    Monday– Friday, 8 am - 7 pm Saturday 8 am - 4 pm 

                                                                                                          (On Saturday Enter on 12th St. NW DC 20004; Knock and a guard will let you in.)

Now celebrating 38 years
in the nation’s capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media,
style and subject.  The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal and framing services, through its
gallery/salon/ sculpture garden off 16th Street at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012.  Zenith also curates rotating exhibits at the
Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004


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