Art and Artifacts from around the world
Gallery Artists from Africa, Australia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Russia, and the United States, and Introducing Bronze Sculpture by Gakunju Kaigwa of Kenya.
Exhibit at The Williams Gallery
December 2, 1997 - January 24, 1998
Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
& by appointment. Gallery will be closed for holidays Dec. 23 - Jan. 10.
About the Artists
- From Africa: Gakunju Kaigwa. On exhibit for the first time at the gallery are bronze and stone sculpture by Gakunju Kaigwa. The artist graduated from The University of Nairobi in 1980 in Fine Arts; attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Italy, 1988; studied for Master Of Fine Arts in Public Art at the University of Dundee, Scotland, 1992; enrolled in the apprenticeship Program at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, in New Jersey, 1994 to present.
Kaigwa is equally at ease in sculpting with stone, bronze or other metal. His art also includes painting and drawing and with qualities reminiscent of Norman Rockwell. The unifying theme in his work is his awareness and commentary on life.
He describes his intent as follows:
"I make sculpture based on my observation of everyday people
doing ordinary things in both traditional and contemporary
societies. Using various mediums, I seek to capture character
and mood in a figurative style that often includes a touch of humour."
- From Australia: Etchings by Jörg Schmeisser: "Gifts from the Sea"
- From Italy: Oil miniatures by Pietro Rapisarda
- From Japan: Computer lithographs by Susumu Endo
- From Russia: Fine beaded jewelry by Tatiana Alexeeva
- From Mexico:
- Landscape paintings by Tanya
- Sculpture and prints from Oaxaca
- From The Netherlands: Etchings by Rolf Weijburg "Further Journeys Around Africa"
- From the USA:
- Painting, sculpture and works on paper by gallery artists
- Glass artists Buechner, Harkenrider and Kuster.
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