The Gallery at CCBC Catonsville hosts Nigerian artist Chukwuemeka Chukwu’s exhibition “INSIDE THE CADMUS”

Jun 11, 2021 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Community College of Baltimore County is pleased to announce the Gallery at CCBC Catonsville is hosting the work of Nigerian artist Chukwuemeka Chukwu in the exhibition “INSIDE THE CADMUS” through July 31, 2021.

Chukwu recently graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art as a multidisciplinary artist. His artwork in “INSIDE THE CADMUS” is a progression of the series he began in his thesis, which incorporates his studies of architectural design and Afrofuturism into large, abstract paintings. During the exhibition’s run, Chukwu will be filling the gallery space with an installation of balloons.

“I blend my background in architecture within my art by abstracting elements I find in architecture to create a space that can both restrict and inspire the evolution of the work,” said Chukwu. “This propels the art to grow in a subtle, ever-changing pace that feels like the art is self-generating.”

The Gallery is open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, or by appointment Monday - Saturday. The Gallery will host a public celebration of the exhibition 4 - 6 p.m., Saturday, June 26 at the Art Building, 800 S. Rolling Rd. Tents will be set up outside of the gallery so visitors can gather safely. Small groups can cycle through the exhibit and talk with Chukwu about his work. There will also be balloon pumps set up outside so that visitors can inflate balloons and add them to the installation inside.

This exhibition and programming was made possible with funding from the Maryland State Arts Council. For more information and a virtual tour of “INSIDE THE CADMUS,” please go to


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