HEAVY IS THE HEAD: An Art Exhibition by William Chechet

November 21, 2022

SOTO art gallery presents an art exhibition from November 25 through December 9. The theme of the exhibition is “Heavy is the Head”.

Soto Gallery art exhibition banner

“Heavy is the Head” alludes to the famous Shakespearean quote, “Uneasy is the head that wears a crown”. Biblically, it is written, “To whom much is given, much is required now” – Luke 12:48.

These quotes emphasize the burden and responsibility that comes with status and power. When much has been given to you (talent/ability), a lot will be required of you. There are a variety of ways in which you can fulfill that requirement, but sharing impact is the most crucial step. And as leaders/influencers in any field, we are continually making decisions that affect many others. Let the impact be beneficial.

Date & Time: Friday 25th November (Opening reception at 5 pm) to Friday 9th December 2022.


Interior of the SOTO art gallery

Interior of the SOTO art gallery

SOTO Gallery is a contemporary art space committed to advancing African motifs using the medium of art. It is the brainchild of Tola Akerele. 

SOTO employs a profound approach to art and looks into fresh practices to amalgamate installation, design, and art. It focuses on the community to create an environment where everyone can access, appreciate, and relate to art in both simple and complex ways.

Interior of the SOTO art gallery

The interior image of the SOTO art gallery

SOTO’s art exhibitions aim to rediscover new ways to inquire and receive input from artists. It is a space that values both artists and society.

Through extensive discussions and art education, it offers new insights into concepts and fosters a transformational contact with African art in all of its forms.

SOTO gallery has hosted a couple of art exhibitions in the past. You can read more about some of their previous exhibitions in “The Art Gallery: Redefining Contemporary Arts“.

The gallery is located at 10 Omo Osagie Street in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, in the tranquil center of Lagos city.