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Exhibition: On this Plane of Life by Peter Elungat & Olivia Pendergast, Sept. 1 -24 2014 @ One Off Gallery

Exhibition featuring recent works by Peter Elungat and Olivia Pendergast at One Off Gallery.

Peter Elungat
Private View: Sunday, 31 August
Time: from 11am to 5pm.

The exhibition runs until 24 September 2014.
Venue: One Off Gallery, # 16 Roselyn

About

Peter Elungat needs little introduction.
Since his first solo show managed by One Off was opened by Rob Burnet in a ground floor shop in the Yaya Centre in the late 90s, he has enjoyed enormous recognition domestically and has earned the accolade of being one of the highest selling artists in Kenya. One of the few artsists to truly cross the cultural divide, Elungat attracts collectors in equal numbers from all ethnic backgrounds and walks of life.

Following a residency at Kuona Trust, Elungat started his career painting tiny figurative forms on equivalently small squares of canvas. Subsequently, his works have grown in scale in tandem with his audience. Current canvases are now some of the largest works in the gallery characterized by his portrayal of mostly single female forms after the style of some of the major renaissance painters. A spiritual essence pervades these works.

In contrast, Olivia Pendergast is little known in Kenya.
A graduate of a five year BFA program at Columbus College of Art and Design she went on to work in Los Angeles for a further five years in the film industry as a conceptual designer. Since 2007 she has been based out of Seattle and has lived and painted in Malawi, Haiti, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. Most recently she has worked in Nairobi. The exhibition at One Off will focus on portraits she has made of the people of Kawangwari.

‘The paintings that I create are a direct reflection of the experience I am having. I simply see something that creates movement …By being present I am aware of hundreds of times a day when this movement occurs and as a way to express excitement, I am moved to paint’.

Diverse as these two painters are in background and experience, they share a common palette and also a fascination with the exploration of proportion as it relates to the human form.

Find out more about the work of Peter and Olivia and the exhibition on www.oneoffafrica.com

September 1, 2014 at 1:13 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Art Fair, Aug. 30 2014 @ Paa ya Paa Art Centre – Ridgeways

Art Exhibition Poster
Date: August 30, 2014
Venue: Paa ya paa art centre
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Entry: Free

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Feast your eyes on inspiring paintings, sculptures, photographs and get exclusive furniture jewelry and leather
accessories with a chance to share and interact with likeminded individuals.

Contact info: 0708085877

August 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

‘Out of Town’: Kampala Art Biennial 2014 Guided Art Tour & Closing Event, Aug. 30 2014 in Kampala

Kampala Art B
Date: August 30, 2014
Venue: Various in Kampala

Find more info on their website

August 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: by Jak Katarikawe, Sept. 1-Dec. 1 2014 @ the Nairobi Gallery

Jak at National Museum
Opening: August 31, 2014
Time: 2.30 pm
Venue: The Nairobi Gallery

Exhibition runs Until December 1, 2014
Entry: Normal Museum Rates Apply

Take some time to view Jak Katarikawe works during the 4 months his work will be on display at the Nairobi Gallery. Jak Katarikawe is considered to be one of the greatest East African Artists.

August 22, 2014 at 9:06 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: by Florian Ludovick Kaija – A Tanzanian Artist, Until Aug. 29 2014 @ Banana Hill Art Gallery

Dates: Until August 29, 2014
Venue: Banana Hill Art Gallery

August 22, 2014 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Why Africans Are Not United by Taye Balogun & Mutua Matheka, Aug. 21-Sept. 4 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Why are Africans NOT united
Opening Date: Thursday, August 21 2014
Time: from 6 pm
Venue: Kuona Trust Gallery

The show will run until the 4th of September and thereafter tour other African cities including Lagos, Johannesburg and Addis Ababa over the next few months.

About
This conceptual photography exhibition consist of works produced by Nigerian film director,producer and photographer, Taye Balogun and photographed by professional Kenyan photographer Mutua Matheka. It traces the vision of African Unity by the continent’s past leaders (Kwame Nkrumah, Muammar Gaddafi, Julius Nyerere amongst others). The work on display aims to provoke reactions from the audience, and push for collaborative effort to foster African Unity.

August 15, 2014 at 8:12 am 1 comment

Paper Exhibition: Reflections on Paper, Aug. 18-23 2014 @ Shifteye Gallery

Paper Poster Vertical
A lot of artists have shunned paper as their primary medium for artistic expression. The Shifteye Gallery presents a joint exhibition, with pieces from artists who use different techniques on paper to create interesting & innovative works of art.

Artists include: James Njoroge, Maral Blouri, Lemek Tompoika, Sebawali Sio, Churchill Ongere, Agnes Njoroge, John Kamicha and Joshua Obaga

Dates: August 18-23, 2014
Venue: the Shifteye Gallery
Time: Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm and Sat 12-6pm

August 15, 2014 at 8:06 am Leave a comment

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