The domestic space takes a starring role in the paintings of US-Kenyan artist Wangari Mathenge at her debut UK solo show at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery. Her large-scale paintings response to Mawuna Remarque Koutin’s essay, “Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?”.
Mathenge recreates 1970s living spaces in large format, drawing from childhood photographs and presenting her ongoing series, The Ascendents, which shows portraits of figures surrounded by objects that represent their time, location and culture.
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