Wisdom and Knowledge
Eugene "Eda" Wade
Solo Art Exhibition
Eugene "Eda" Wade is one of those phenomenal artists who adapts and updates his style to embrace new digital art forms that speak to history as well as Afro-Futurism. His recent work centered around the African origins of religion, and seeks to educate on topics of heritage, culture, the global economy, social programing, mass communication, and the distribution of wealth.
A respected professional artist and educator in the community for over 60 years, Wade has created a body work that evolved from mural paintings of historical black figures, to digital collage printed on canvas of our true history.
In his latest Wisdom & Knowledge series, Wade brings to life bold digital collage to present cultural information on how minds are colonized by those in power in order to have control over the masses of people.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Eugene "Eda" Wade Artist Talk
Thursday, June 4 at 11:00am
Koehnline Museum of Art
Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016
Eda's King Memorial Mural is featured in the current Oakton College exhibition: Art After 1600 Degree Fahrenheit - Enamel Painting in Chicago. Designed in 1979 by the artist, the mural was painted and installed in Chicago's South Side where community members and visitor once admired the Wall of Respect. The mural depicted African-American history from the days of slaver to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After if was dismantled in 2001, and its concrete structure demolished to make room for a housing development, the mural's original enamel pals mysteriously vanished.