february, 2022

202216feb(feb 16)12:00 am30apr(apr 30)11:59 pmEthan Cohen | 02/16/22 - 04/30/22 | Faces of Kinshasa | Catheris Mondombo | Chelsea

Time

February 16 (Wednesday) 12:00 am - April 30 (Saturday) 11:59 pm

Location

Ethan Cohen

251 W 19th St New York NY 10011

Organizer

Ethan Cohen Gallery 251 W 19th St New York NY 10011

Event Details

Art Exhbition
Ethan Cohen
251 W 19th St New York NY 10011

02/16/22-04/30/22

Ethan Cohen Gallery is proud to announce Faces of Kinshasa Catheris Mondombo’s first solo exhibition in the United States. Faces of Kinshasa features 10 of Mondombo’s artworks that stitch together abstracted portraits of people and life in Kinshasa Congo.

Catheris Mondombo creates haunted powerful Congolese portraits with the fusion of found art and highly evocative painterly composition. He paints on canvases of stitched-together workaday fabrics such as discarded tarpaulin detritus left behind by Kinshasha’s ubiquitous market stalls. They are pieces of the city that seem to articulate their own human images as if the artist is merely acting as medium to hidden forces. On such weathered bruised backgrounds the products of coarse utility he imbues faces that life has textured with comparable struggle for survival. The used abandoned and recovered plastic-coated sheeting is eloquent of abandonment as an existential condition redeemed by the determination to repair renew and recreate.

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