Mitochondria Gallery is proud to present “Fragments of perceptions” a debut solo exhibition by visual artist Nedia Were (b. 1989, Eldoret, Kenya) who currently resides in Nairobi, Kenya. Fragments of perceptions opens May 6th, 2022, in Houston, Texas. The exhibition features a new body of work presented in the form of figurative paintings that confront how an individual or group of people are perceived by the society, and vice versa. This is the second collaboration between Nedia Were and Mitochondria Gallery.
The works in this exhibition arose from Nedia’s investigation into the divergence between perception and reality. An individual’s perception is a function of their sensory organs, feelings, social identity, experience, and much more. Although it is convenient to believe we experience the world as it is, this is not the case. Nedia presents eleven works which are all untitled, he wants to challenge his viewers to create a name for each work based on their perception. He wants to abstain from influencing the viewers experience of the work by giving it a name. Rather, Nedia aims to challenge us to be aware of the power our perceptions possess, and its effect on others.
Nedia Were is a self-taught contemporary visual artist, he has been practicing professionally for over seven years. He has participated in over 25 exhibitions across Africa, and North America. Since his successful sold-out debut of the “Mumwamu” series at Mitochondria Gallery, Nedia’s work has continued to be in high demand. His works were sold out at Miami art week 2021, FNB Joburg 2021, Cape town Art Fair 2022, and Sotherby’s CAA, 2022. Nedia’s paintings are part of prestigious private collections in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa.
Opening Date: May 6th, 2022. 6:00 pm to 8:00 PM. Public Viewing May 6th to June 3rd
Address: 2220 Commerce Street, #D, Houston, TX. 77002