Posts filed under ‘art exhibits’

Exhibition: Nairobi Re-viewed, Until Jun. 1 2016 @ the Art Space – Off Riverside Drive

Nairobi Reviewed
Nairobi Re-viewed: A group show of paintings, sculpture and photography.

Dates: Until June 1, 2016
Venue: the Art Space, Off Riverside Drive

May 25, 2016 at 2:41 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: by Ehoodi Kichapi, May 28 – Jun. 21 2016 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Private View: Saturday, 28 May 2016
Time: Noon to 5pm

The exhibition runs until: June 21, 2016

Find more on Ehoodi Kichapi, and the exhibition, here

May 21, 2016 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition by Mike Kyalo, May 17 – Jun. 5 2016 @ Talisman Restaurant – Karen

Painting by Mike Kyalo | via Talisman Restaurant

Painting by Mike Kyalo | via Talisman Restaurant

Dates: Until June 5, 2016
Venue: Talisman Restaurant, Karen

Kenyan artist Mike Kyalo is renowned for his ability to portray the mood and environment of his homeland, capturing movement, shadow and expression in his unique style.

Based at the GoDown Art Center, Kyalo works primarily in paint and his pieces reflect the lives and struggles of those working in Nairobi, Mombasa, Likoni, Majengo and Machakos. His main focus is in his subjects body language, their composition and the seriousness they manifest while at work.

Mike’s work is on show at Talisman from the 17th of May.

Find more information on their Facebook page

May 17, 2016 at 2:52 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Different Strokes, May 14-27 2016 @ the Karen Village Exhibition Center

Different Strokes
Kenyatta University presents ‘Different Strokes’ at the Karen Village Exhibition Center.

Dates: May 14-27, 2016
Venue: the Karen Village Exhibition Center

May 11, 2016 at 5:52 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: A sneak Preview by Alexandra Spyratos, May 5-30 2016 @ Fundii Centre

Fundii Art Centre
Fundii Centre for the Arts Presents; A sneak Preview by Alexandra Spyratos.

Dates: May 5-30, 2016
Venue: Fundii Centre
Location: Karura Avenue, Muthaiga
Time: Tuesday – Thursday: 10am-6pm and Friday – Sunday: 11am-7pm

Alexandra Spyratos was born in Kenya where she lived most of her life surrounded by the exotic beauty and wilderness of Africa. Based between Byron Bay, Australia and Malindi, Kenya, Alexandra has made two tranquil corners of the world her base, painting in her studios for exhibitions worldwide.

Influenced by her colorful background, translating the heat and the exotic beauty of the African wildlife to canvas has become Spyratos’ passion and spiritual goal. This prolific artist has become known for her colorful, bold and individual style. Her paintings rich and heavily layered with fluorescent paint and thick oils, recreate the physicality of the wild that inspires her.

May 9, 2016 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Dudus of Brackenhurst, May 14 – Jun. 14 2016 @ Muna Tree Cafe

Dudus of Brackenhurst
Dudus of Brackenhurst – An exhibition by Eric Gitonga

Dates: May 14 – June 14, 2016
Venue: Muna Tree Cafe, Kabuku-Tigoni

May 6, 2016 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Archaeology & Art! Pots and Identities: The Language of Clay + Launch of Edward Njenga’s Autobiography, May 7- Jun. 30 2016 @ National Museum

Pot and Identities
Opening and Book Launch: May 7, 2016
Venue: the National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi
Time: 2 pm
Entry: Free

Until: June 30, 2016
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

Pots and Identities: The language of clay
Pottery is one of the most enduring artifacts in the archaeological record. It has been used the world over to provide relative dates for sites and also to reconstruct life ways of the prehistoric people.

This exhibition is the archaeologist version of the Kenyan history and the contemporary practices of potters/ artists through the language of clay. In both cases, the identity of the potter is easily discernible from either the style or decorations of the pot.

In some cases, archaeological data cannot stand alone and archaeologists have used present day practices to interpret their data. Some of the comparative data include studies on pottery functions, pottery making technologies, innovation and diffusion…

Outstanding archaeological and traditional pottery alongside contemporary works by Magdalene Odundo, Mzee Edward Njenga, Waithira Chege and Emmanuel Ondif among others.

Book Launch
During the exhibition opening there will be a book launch of Edward Njenga’s autobiography ‘Telling it in Clay’ written by Lynette Kariuki.

May 4, 2016 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment

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