Morton Fine Art Presents Victor Ekpuk These Moments

By Editorial Team on May 8, 2017

Fri, 12 May 2017 - Mon, 29 May 2017

Victor Ekpuk, Head 7, 2015, 41"x48", acrylic on wood. Courtesy of Morton Fine Art.
Victor Ekpuk,
Head 7, 2015, 41″x48″, acrylic on wood. Courtesy of Morton Fine Art.


Opening Reception: Friday, May 12 from 6pm to 8pm


What can one say about an artist like Victor Ekpuk? Graphically stunning, with a carefully crafted use of color, and evincing a commitment to the power of the line, Ekpuk’s work in These Moments applies Ekpuk’s enviable skill, theoretical grounding, and consistent engagement with what it means to be human in a more figurative approach. These Moments highlight thirteen works all grounded by the form, structure, and strength of the bold line’s arc through space. Inspired in part by a four-month residency in Nigeria, the country of his birth, Ekpuk was struck by how central the head was in daily life in Lagos. Ekpuk explains that he was “struck by people carrying things on their heads, metaphorically or otherwise.”
– Izetta Autumn Mobley, 2017

These Moments marks Victor Ekpuk’s third solo exhibition at Morton Fine Art. His artwork is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution Nation Museum of African Art, Brooks Museum, Krannert Art Museum, US Department of State, Newark Museum, Arkansas Art Center, Fidelity Investments, The World Bank, and University of Maryland University College Art Collection.

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 11am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Morton Fine Art is located at 1781 Florida Ave. NW. For further information, visit