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Galerie NOKO PRESENTS: Two solo exhibitions - One Night

Nov 6, 2018
Galerie NOKO PRESENTS: Two solo exhibitions  - One Night

Galerie NOKO is pleased to announce two solo exhibition openings in one night. The solo exhibitions are by two contemporary artists Khehla Chepape Makgatoand Ludwe Mgolombane.

Khehla Chepape Makgato is the winner of ImpACT Award for Visual Artist in 2016 from Arts & Culture Trust of South Africa and he was The Mapungubwe Visual Artist of The Year 2016. He is the recipient of the 2018 Zygote Press International Artist Residency in Cleveland, USA 2018.

He is also an inaugural recipient of 2016 Art Across Oceans Residency at Kohl Children’s Museum in Chicago, USA. He now works full as an artist at his studio in Johannesburg. He won a studio art bursary from the African Arts Trust to be a resident artist at Assemblage Studios in 2014.

Khehla collaborated with William Kentridge on a project in January 2015. He is passionate about his community development projects which aims to provide general mentorship, art skills, encourage reading of poetry and literature, and motivate the youths in the rurals of Polokwane and Limpopo.

His recent work in this solo exhibition titled ‘Basadi Ba Tshakgetse – Women Fashionably adorned’( the first in the Eastern Cape)speaks to the achievement and contribution made by African black women in South Africa and the world. His mixed media artworks that combines fabric, acrylic, oil and sometimes paper aims to convey the celebration of excellence that is often overlooked by society.

Khehla Chepape Makgatohighlights black women that managed to build communities and homes torn apart from the colonial era and acknowledges the transformation in this present time. This series portrays the narrative of resilience and overcoming the in turmoil society. Chepape is based in Johannesburg.

Ludwe Mgolombane’s medium is ceramic sculptures infused with metal. In his works, the elements (water, earth, fire, and wind), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in an absurd manner. His primary subject is the human form and clay is the medium of choice.

‘The Scramble Continues’ is Ludwe Mgolombane’s first solo exhibition. His narrative is a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, Mgolombane makes portraits of people living in the city and attempts to illustrate their different narratives.

In 2012 Ludwe was one of the finalists in the national Absa L’ Atelier Art Competition and has participated in various exhibitions. He is also executed commissioned public sculpture for the Mandela Bay Development Agency

Mgolombane graduated from the Nelson Mandela University with a Bachelor of Arts

The Exhibition will open on 15 November 2018 at 6.30 for 6.30pm, and close on 8 December 2018.