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Mitochondria Gallery Announces In Search of Dreams

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January 24th – February 10, 2024

Mitochondria Gallery is pleased to present our first show of 2024 “In Search of Dreams,” a  group exhibition. This exhibition features new sculptures and paintings from emerging  contemporary visual artists from East to West Africa. In this exhibition we embark on a visual and emotional journey that delves into the intricate  tapestry of pursuing one’s goals and the transitional phases encountered on the path to  fulfillment. This exhibition unfolds as a poignant exploration of the human spirit, navigating the  delicate dance between aspiration and attainment.

“In Search of Dreams” showcases a diverse array of artistic expressions, encompassing  landscape paintings, portraiture paintings, and sculptures. The artists utilize various mediums,  including oil and acrylic paints, charcoal, and conte crayons, skillfully crafting captivating  compositions on both canvas and bonded stone surfaces. Life, with its myriad complexities, presents a continuous dance between aspiration and realization. The exhibition invites viewers to reflect on the nuanced moments during this journey – the  contemplative pauses, the uncertain pathways, and the transformative periods that shape us.

“In Search of Dreams,” features new work from Izere Antoine, Ismael Kwizera, Chidimma  Nwafor, Odeyemi Oluwaseun, Brian Kansiime Lister, Junior Mudahunga and Ejiro Fenegal. In this exhibition, the art becomes a mirror reflecting the shared human endeavor to transform  aspirations into reality, and in doing so, discover the profound beauty that lies within the pursuit  itself.

“In Search of Dreams” is on view from January 24th to February 10th, 2024. The opening  reception in Houston, TX is on Wednesday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm on the 24th of January.  

About Mitochondria Gallery

Mitochondria Gallery is based in east downtown Houston, Texas. Established in 2019, our  program is focused on showcasing some of the brightest mid-level and emerging artists from  Africa and the African diaspora. Our goal is to educate and further expand the global public  awareness of contemporary African art. We aim to enlarge the platform available to these  talented artists by championing, nurturing, and enhancing their artistic practice though our  dedicated in-house residency, solo exhibitions, international art fairs, philanthropy, offsite projects, and Museum exhibitions. Multiple artists nurtured through our program have exhibited  and are included in permanent collections in major international museums such as The Museum  of Fine Arts Houston, The Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Kunsthal Kade Amersfoort  Netherlands, and Kunsthalle Krems Museum Austria amongst others.

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