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Exhibition: New Works & New Media by Dennis Muraguri, Jun. 29 – Jul. 23 2016 @ Circle Art Gallery

Dennis Muraguri at Circle Art
Opening: June 29, 2016
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Runs Until: July 23, 2016
Entry: Free

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.

June 24, 2016 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Imaginations in colour by James Mbuthia, Jun. 25 – Jul. 27 2016 @ One Off Contemporary

Imagination in Colour
Opening: June 25, 2016
Venue: One Off Contemporary
Time: noon – 5 pm

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.

June 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: BlindFolded | Nairobi Series by Gadi Ramadhani, Jun. 27 – Jul. 18 2016 @ Alliance Française

Dates: June 27 – July 18, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française

Blind Folded is an exhibition of monoprints by visiting Tanzanian artist Gadi Ramadhani who is currently on residency at the GoDown Arts Centre studio’s.

June 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment

The DEN Pop-Up Art Gallery, Jun. 25 2016 @ dusitD2 Nairobi

Art at the DEN
Date: Saturday 25th June 2016
Venue: at the DEN, dusitD2 Nairobi
Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00pm
Free Entry

June 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Bar Conversations by Alex Njoroge & Mosoti Kepha, Jun. 25 – Jul. 5 2016 @ The Art Space

Bar Conversations

“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
Time: 12pm

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.

June 23, 2016 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Line of Inquiry by Boniface Maina, Jun. 11-21 2016 @ the Art Space – Off Riverside Drive

Line of Inquiry
Exhibition Opening – Line of Inquiry by Boniface Maina

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.

June 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Skies, Plains & Mountains by Camille Wekesa, Jun. 12 – Jul. 10 2016 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Skies, Plains & Mountains by Camille Wekesa | Red Hill Art Gallery

Skies, Plains & Mountains by Camille Wekesa | 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)

June 7, 2016 at 1:36 pm 1 comment

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