Posts filed under ‘art exhibits’
Dates: Until June 1, 2016
Venue: the Art Space, Off Riverside Drive
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
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
Dates: May 14-27, 2016
Venue: the Karen Village Exhibition Center
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.
Dates: May 14 – June 14, 2016
Venue: Muna Tree Cafe, Kabuku-Tigoni
Archaeology & Art! Pots and Identities: The Language of Clay + Launch of Edward Njenga’s Autobiography, May 7- Jun. 30 2016 @ National Museum
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.
During the exhibition opening there will be a book launch of Edward Njenga’s autobiography ‘Telling it in Clay’ written by Lynette Kariuki.