BAND Offsite: Ehiko Odeh, Khalid Romain and Moses Salihou

June 20 - July 8, 2023

Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND) Gallery and Cultural Centre is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally.


BAND Offsite is an initiative to create an array of opportunities to connect BAND Gallery artists with new audiences. In keeping with BAND’s vision to inspire, enlighten and educate through the arts, BAND’s artist from all stages of their career will be allowed to experiment and experience new networks. We are excited to partner with Nicholas Metivier Gallery to present the preview of BAND’s 2023 exhibition season. The list of artists that will be showing this year are painters Khalid Romain, Moses Salihou, and Ehiko Odeh.


Khalid Romain is a Trinidadian artist based in Toronto. Khalid is a self-taught artist and works primarily with acrylic and oil. A Howard graduate, with degrees in Finance and Civil Engineering his art practice began as catharsis, a mode of healing.He paints nearly everyday, simply because as Picasso said, inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. His artistic inspiration comes from artists that put forth a sense of freedom. He is drawn to movement and the expression of colour and admires the work of Cy Twombly, Leroy Clarke, and Jean Faurtier.


Moses Salihou is a Toronto-based painter, originally from Cameroon. Moses is a self-taught artist, he works with a variety of media and support (oil, watercolour, acrylic, pigments, paper, canvas, panel wood). He describes his work as “Between abstraction and figuration”. Inspired by his surroundings and everyday life, his paintings blend vibrant colours and movement to encourage dialogue about belonging and existence. His work can be found in private collections around the world (Africa, Europe, Asia and America).


Ehiko Odeh is a multidisciplinary artist born in Lagos, Nigeria and living in Toronto. An OCAD University graduate, she has shown work in Lagos and Toronto, including at Xpace and Gladstone House. Her artistic style is characterized through an expressive pallet. Through the use of a variety of textiles she emulates the traditional Nigerian practice of craftsmanship through large scale multi-medium paintings, performances, drawings, and installations. The principal subject matter explored in her work is decolonization, health and wellness, spirituality, identity, and representation.



Solo Exhibitions for featured artists:


Khalid Romain

June 29th - July 29th

BAND Popup - 401 Richmond, Suite LL108


Moses Salihou

August 17th - September 23th

BAND Popup - 401 Richmond, Suite LL108


Ehiko Odeh

October 5th - November 4th

BAND Popup - 401 Richmond, Suite LL108


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