Exhibition: The Journey of the Mask by Lionel Garang, Apr. 17-27 2014 @ Kuona Trust
Kuona Trust is pleased to announce Lionel Garang’s first solo exhibition, The Journey of the Mask. The exhibition is a reflection of the artist’s multifaceted and complex view surrounding the culture of Masks.
Exhibition Opening: Thursday April 14, 2014 at 6pm
Venue: Kuona Trust
Exhibition Runs Until: April 27, 2014
About the exhibition
The mask as an artifact has been an important part of societies all around the world serving different purposes, which range from rituals, war armor and aesthetic purpose.
Although masks have evolved through time,they still retained the power to enchant viewers of all ages and backgrounds. They elevate and inspire one’s imagination and seem to take on a life of their own.
In an intimate installation that explores the Journey of The Mask, the artist is interested in moving the audience from the common dark stereotypes that masks are associated with, particularly in Africa, and presenting it as a decorative contemporary piece of artwork.
About the Artist
Lionel Garang was born in Kenya and started out his career as a painter.He was later introduced to sculpture which he fully embraced developing sculptures from fiber mart, resin, wood and metal. He has participated in several group exhibitions and had his work published in the Kenya Art Diary and the Nairobi ‘Up’ lifestyle magazine.
Garang currently has his studio at Kuona Trust Art Centre where he practices as a full time artist.