Exhibition: To Wood Not Lost [by two Ugandan Artists], Oct. 2-Nov. 10 2013 @ Alliance
Opening: October 2, 2013 at 6.30 pm
Venue: Alliance Française
Until: November 10, 2013
Ugandan artists and craftsmen Sanaa Gateja, called the Bead King and Charles kamya, sculptor, come together in an exhibition where blackcloth, recycled paper and chopper wood are turned into objects of art, craft and fashion.
Sanaa is an artist with an extraordinary attitude and relationship with material he uses as painter, designer, teacher an innovator. Working on bark cloth and beads made from recycled paper, Sanaa is recognised for his contribution to poverty alleviation by promoting the art of beads from recycled paper among women communities in Uganda.
Charles is a self taught sculptor from Rubaga. He worksin albizi wood (Albizia Lebbeck, an exoctic tree called Mkungu in Kiswahili) recovered from villages in Western Uganda as trees are felled for firewood and charcoal. His elegantly carved abstract structures reflect his view of life in Africa.