Adorn, New Solo Exhibition by Paul Lewin Now On View at Betti Ono

In most African cultures adornments are
not merely for decorative purposes. They convey values, beliefs, status,
and achievements. They play roles in ritual and ceremony while honoring
the gods, goddesses, and ancestors. They are a form of communication
and storytelling. They also speak of the deep connection African cultures
have to nature. The work of Paul Lewin mixes traditional Caribbean and African imagery with
visions of the surreal. T


EXHIBITION | Betti Ono presents: MY ART, MY CULTURE III: Women, Media and the Movement A collaborative exhibition supporting and celebrating women in the Bay Area and around the world. On view: April 6, 2017 – June 3, 2017 Members Only Preview: Thursday, April 6, 6-9PM Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6-9PM Initiated in 2013, My…

Behind the Wooden Mask, works by Paul Lewin

Behind the Wooden Mask: Works by Paul Lewin November 4, 2016 – January 14, 2017 Opening reception: November 4, 2016 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm We are excited to welcome artist Paul Lewin back to Betti Ono with his second solo exhibition, “Behind the Wooden Mask”: “In many cultures of Africa and the African diaspora, ceremonial masks are…