‘We Are Seeking Higher Plains,’ Mansa K. Mussa

"We Are Seeking Higher Plains," a collage by Mansa K. Mussa.


The collage “We Are Seeking Higher Plains” is among the works of Mansa K. Mussa that are on display at the South Orange Performing Arts Center through Feb. 15.

Mansa K. Mussa has worked as a dancer and percussionist, so it’s not surprising that much of his work as a visual artist centers around the worlds of music and dance. That’s the case with his action-packed collage, “We Are Seeking Higher Plains,” shown above, as well as many of his other collages, photographs and constructs that are being shown along with it at “Precious Memories,” an exhibition of his recent work that is at the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at the South Orange Performing Arts Center through Feb. 15.

“I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and my life has been shaped by the city’s fiery cauldron of art, politics, personalities, music, and fashion,” says Mussa, who now lives in West Orange and teaches at Arts Horizons in Englewood, the Newark Museum and elsewhere.

The exhibit is curated by Micha Hamilton, co-founder of the GAS Gallery And Studio in Maplewood. The artwork is for sale, with partial proceeds supporting SOPAC.

Art of the Day is a series of posts, each focusing on one work of art on display at a museum, gallery or other exhibition space in New Jersey. These will appear daily, though not on weekends and holidays. To suggest works of art to feature, please email njartsdaily@gmail.com.

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