East Lansing, MI
This work was selected by Nolan Davidge (Class of 2017), who explains: Following a survey course on African Art History, I took an interest in Ethiopian artwork, particularly Ethiopian Christian art. Zerihun Yetmgeta was the only Ethiopian contemporary artist I found while browsing the collection, and the large scale and nuanced content of Wax and Gold appealed to my personal aesthetic and academic sensibilities. Yetmgeta’s work integrates contemporary artistic practices with historical subject matter.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.