Alfred Conteh exhibit to open Sept. 18 at Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Friday, 04 September 2009

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will host an exhibit of work by artist Alfred Conteh from Sept. 18 to Nov. 20.

Working in a variety of mediums including oil on canvas and wood, mixed media assemblages and metal sculpture, Conteh’s art explores the history and images of African-American culture in the south. Themes in Conteh’s work include the Civil War, slavery and rural landscapes.

Conteh describes his art as an appeal to the viewer’s emotions.

“I pose societal questions to the viewer and rely on them to formulate their own opinion and answers about the work,” Conteh said. “When I am asked for my interpretation of a piece, I tell them that their perspective is just as valid as mine.”

Conteh currently maintains a private studio/gallery in Jonesboro, Ga. He is a native of Warner Robins, Ga., where he graduated from Peach County High School in 1993.

He earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Hampton University in 1997.

The exhibit hall at the Rosa Parks Museum is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday

For more information about the exhibit, call 334-241-8701.