Mitochondria Gallery presents "Fragments of perceptions" opening reception
Mitochondria Gallery presents “Fragments of perceptions” a debut solo exhibition by visual artist Nedia Were,who currently resides in Nairobi, Kenya. 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.
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.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until May 27.