“Married but Available” exhibition is one that celebrates hand painted barbershop and beauty salon signs. It will be held at the exhibition hall of Alliance Française Accra from Friday 31st July to Wednesday 2nd September, 2015 from 9am to 9pm.
The visual landscape of Ghanaian barbershop and beauty salon signs reveals a radical shift in terms of how a vast majority of the signs are now digitally produced.
Dr. Joseph Oduro-Frimpong, lecturer at Ashesi University (Department of Arts and Sciences) is at it again this year with yet another interesting exhibition. His previous works includes “Ghanaian Hand-Painted Movie Posters” in 2014 and “Disclaimer: This Cartoon is a Satire” in February 2015.
This time around, he seeks to celebrate an era in Ghana’s visual cultural history where barbershop and beauty salon signs were entirely hand painted. He calls this one “Married but Available” The exhibition which will run from 31st July to 2nd September from 9amto 9pm each day will begin with a launch and cocktail on Friday 31st July at 6:30pm at Alliance Française Accra. Come and experience an artistic talent, wacky titles and handsome/beautiful hairstyles and faces.
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