3 Celebrated Artists Exhibit @ the Re Launch of Gallery Watatu
Three of East Africa's most celebrated artists, Wanyu Brush, Sane Wadu & Jak Katarikawe respond to post election violence in Kenya in an exciting new exhibition opening at Gallery Watatu on the 16th May 2011.
Gallery Watatu is revived, rejuvenated, and ready to welcome you to an inspiring exhibition that will thrill art appreciators and collectors alike.
Do not worry he will be back by Jak Katarikawe
At a press conference today at the exhibition venue, keynote speaker, Ambassador Macharia Kamau, Kenya Permanent Representative to the UN, New York, spoke of the 'The Emergence of African Contemporary Art on the Global Scene — The Challenge for Kenya.'
"There is a new energy and vigour sweeping through the art scene in East Africa. Gallery Watatu, the oldest contemporary art gallery in the region, is launching an exhibition of exciting new works as it re-establishing itself as the premier art gallery for art collectors and appreciators alike.
“After months of DIY renovation and restructuring we now have a Gallery Watatu that’s leaner, focused, classy, traditional and yet responsive to modern trends,” says Osei Kofi, CEO Designate of Gallery Watatu.
Going About Their Serious Business | 67 x 90 cm | Oil on canvas | Sane Wadu
“We’re ‘re-launching’ with a defining show – of new works by three of the most accomplished, self-demanding practitio-
ners in the business: Wanyu Brush, Jak Katarikawe and Sane Wadu.”
The three-week exhibition responds to post-election violence in Kenya, showcasing each artist’s unique style in confronting the civil strife that plagued the country. The artworks of the celebrated trio, exhibiting together for the first time, alight the senses and illustrate the power and need for exceptional art locally and globally.
“More than ever before, Sane, Wanyu and Jak have challenged themselves, hoisting their banners as chroniclers of history and agents of our social conscience,” says Kofi. “Come see for yourself – and be challenged.”
Let’s Rejoice | 136 x 136 cm | Oil on canvas | Wanyu Brush
The exhibition opens on the 16th April 2011 and closes on May 18th 2011.
Gallery Watatu, Lonrho Africa House,
Standard Street, Nairobi
For more information please contact Hirum Ndungu, Gallery Watatu Media Rela-
tions, on tel: +254 731405179 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org