African Artist Cheri Samba

February 1, 2005 by  
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The University Museum at Texas Southern University celebrates Congolese painter Cheri Samba. The first of five installations of African art from the Contemporary African Art Collection’s “African Art Now: Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection,” “J’amie Cheri Samba” proves to be both emotionally stirring and socially conscious.
The first time that a full installment of Samba’s works is displayed in the United States, Samba is a very popular artist in Europe and Africa. From Swiss collector Jean Pigozzi archives, the “J’aime Cheri Samba” exhibit is in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Initially expressing himself through comics, Samba’s talents, he describes, are a combination of artist, storyteller and philosopher. Combining a wry humor and social criticism, many of Samba’s art illustrates political conflict and social controversy through bright, animated subjects.
The “J’amie Cheri Samba” exhibit will be on view through May 6, 2005. The University Museum at Texas Southern University is located at 3100 Cleburne in the South wing of the Fairfield Building. For more information, visit

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