Contact Jane Haw
January 22, 2016
(973) 684-5448


A Face Is a Face, mixed media on paper

In celebration of Black History Month, the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present A FACE IS A FACE, an exhibition of recent mixed media paintings by Senegalese artist, IBOU NDOYE. The show is on view in the Broadway Gallery at Passaic County Community College through February 29, 2016.

A reception for the artist will be held in the Broadway Gallery on Thursday, February 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Broadway at Memorial Drive in downtown Paterson, New Jersey.  Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Ibou Ndoye grew up in the West African city, Dakar, Senegal, surrounded by colorful African textiles and fabrics.  His mother made her living as a dressmaker and his grandmother worked as a tie-dye artist.  Ibou says that he “socialized with art and cohabitated with colors” from a very early age.

Ibou’s work also was inspired by the traditional glass painting technique brought to Senegal by the Arabs in the 19th century.  He uses other materials, including copper wire, wood, bone and animal skin.  After moving to the United States in 2001, plastics, CD covers and other found objects were added to his work.  Ibou’s recent brightly colored, mixed media paintings of modern and traditional African life are featured in the current exhibit.

The artist lives in Jersey City and exhibits his art while teaching glass painting workshops at schools and libraries.  Ibou Ndoye continues to promote and expand his artistic vision through exhibitions, art education, and cultural exchange.

For additional information, please contact Jane Haw, Gallery Curator, at (973) 684-5448 or visit our website at www.pccc.edu/art/gallery.

The Passaic County Community College Art Galleries strive to maintain a barrier-free facility including complete access for patrons using wheelchairs.
The Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College has been named a Distinguished Arts Organization and is funded, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.