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Runs Until: July 23, 2016
Muraguri has been working as an artist for 13 years and is mostly recognized for his body of work inspired by ‘matatu’ (Kenyan minibuses and vans that are the main mode of public transport). In this work, Muraguri explores urban culture of contemporary Nairobi. In his sculptures Muraguri works with recycled wood and metal to create a representation of the industrialization in Kenya.
Until: July 27, 2016
This exhibition is titled ‘Imaginations in colour’. Typically the works explore loving relationships in rural settings. Mbuthia famously creates joyful images suffused in vivid colour and this series is no exception.
For more info. http://www.oneoffafrica.com/
“As the men ate and drank palm-wine they talked about the customs of their neighbors.” – Chinua Achebe in Things Fall Apart
Bar Conversations by Alex Njoroge and Mosoti Kepha
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 25th June 2016
Venue: The Art Space
Until: July 5, 2016
About the Show
Bar Conversations is about the discussions over daily life, disappointments and dreams, carried out once liquid lubricant is introduced. These conversations are often littered with neighbourhood gossip, politics and for some, they are a form of therapy. Some find peers, while others find escape from the daily grind. In bars, problems are created and for others, solutions are found. In his work, created from cut and burned strips of beer cans, Alex Njoroge explores what people speak about when their guard is down. Using his own experiences, Njoroge tackles various ideas ranging from love to responsibility.
It is said that one can tell alot about a person by the shoes that they wear. Mosoti Kepha, breathes life to pinewood in his ultra-realistic wood carvings. In this show, Mosoti’s pieces are a metaphor for the lives lived by the patrons of a bar.
About the Artists
Alex Andrew Njoroge holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Nairobi. He decided to follow passion for art, choosing to become a professional artist in 2006. He has exhibited extensively in Nairobi, at Nairobi National Museum, Kuona Trust and Banana Hill Art Gallery. He has also attended the Nafasi Residence Program in Tanzania. He is currently based at Kuona Trust.
Mosoti Kepha was born in Kisii, Kenya and studied at the Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts. His work consists of semi-abstract paintings and mixed media sculptures that are mainly a combination of wood, metal and wires. He is inspired by shapes and objects and enjoys the connection that all these bring in his work. Since 2008, Mosoti has had his work exhibited in a number of galleries such as the Goethe Institute, Ramoma Art Gallery, The GoDown Art Center, The Nairobi National Museum, Alliance Française.
Exhibition: Line of Inquiry by Boniface Maina, Jun. 11-21 2016 @ the Art Space – Off Riverside Drive
Date: Saturday, 11th June 2016
Venue: the Art Space, Off Riverside Drive
Time: 12 pm
Exhibition runs until June 21, 2016
“We are often haunted by important relationships from the past that influence us unconsciously in the present. As we work them through, they go from haunting us to becoming simply part of our history.” – Norman Doidge
About the Show
Line of Inquiry: Sediments of Self is the product of Boniface Maina’s own self-psychoanalysis. He explores the conflict within himself, which has over the years produced artwork that while beautiful, has had elements of melancholy.
In this body of work, Maina breaks through his self, uncovering layers of his personality through questioning. He directs ink and pen on paper to create very intimate and personal pieces.
It is by far his most honest work yet.
Exhibition: Skies, Plains & Mountains by Camille Wekesa, Jun. 12 – Jul. 10 2016 @ Red Hill Art Gallery
Red Hill Art Gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition of Camille Wekesa – “Skies, Plains & Mountains” – on Sunday 12 June from 11.00 to 5.00 pm.
The exhibition continues until 10 July 2016
Directions to the Gallery
From Village Market join Limuru Road. After 13km turn left down a dirt road, signposted “The Retreat”, continue for 200m, keep left (ignore the road climbing sharply right), after 50m take the right smaller track.
Red Hill Art Gallery is located at the end of the track on the left side (red metal gate)