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Kenneth Nkosi - solo exhibition
Kenneth Nkosi b 1957
‘Under the Burning Sun’

This is the premier solo exhibition of South African artist Kenny Nkosi in the United States.

Nkosi works with fabric to create extraordinary textile collages on canvas depicting life in South Africa.

Extended thru Sunday Nov. 13
In a review in the Durham Herald, Art Critic Blue Greenberg described the painting 'The Roaster' : "The layers of yellow fabric make a strong face with her eyes ringed in deep circles and a mouth pursed with bits of brown fabric. The chicken, plumped up with snippets of yellow, orange and red scraps, is held tenderly in hands of brown cotton" Read the entire review here

Nkosi says “A lot of my work is centered on women. To me women are the backbone of the nation. I believe the saying: Strike a woman and you strike a rock”My mother taught me to understand the past and look to the future. Survival is the must to make an artistic living under the burning sun”

View a video of Kenny Nkosi at Eno Gallery

read more about this exhibition..

View Kenneth Nkosi's bio and background here

Cleansing ceremony - fabric on canvas 180x125cm

Cleansing ceremony - fabric on canvas 180x125cm

Divide and Rule - - fabric on canvas 157x100cm

Divide and Rule - - fabric on canvas 157x100cm

My getto life - fabric on canvas 156x97cm

My getto life - fabric on canvas 156x97cm

Old age - - fabric on canvas 140x97cm

Old age - - fabric on canvas 140x97cm

Proposal - - fabric on canvas 140x96cm

Proposal - - fabric on canvas 140x96cm

Share knowledge _ - fabric on canvas 153x81cm

Share knowledge _ - fabric on canvas 153x81cm

Soul City - - fabric on canvas 150x84cm

Soul City - - fabric on canvas 150x84cm

Survival - - fabric on canvas 157x100cm

Survival - - fabric on canvas 157x100cm

The Driller - fabric on canvas 167x129cm

The Driller - fabric on canvas 167x129cm

The Rock - - fabric on canvas 147x100

The Rock - - fabric on canvas 147x100

Why Not - fabric on canvas 168x129cm

Why Not - fabric on canvas 168x129cm