IT SPOKE TO ME – Solo Show No. 3 by Mfalme Kenyatta
Get your art pregame on before Hassle Fest on Saturday, November 10th, at The Afro Caribbean Museum in Dorchester. If you’re not familiar, the Afro Caribbean Museum is a true independent art space whose mission is to promote Caribbean art and culture. The back hallways are filled with world class paintings by artists from every corner of the Caribbean and Africa alike, and the front space is a white walled, rotating gallery featuring local artists in the neighborhood and hosting many art, film, fashion and food related events.
But the basement, that is Kenyatta’s domain. This person is a seriously prolific artist who works in a variety of mediums. Starting with his clothes, which are permanently decorated with paint marks (intentional and otherwise), Kenyatta works in paintings, drawings, video, and sculpture, while also working to keep the Afro Caribbean Museum fully curated with events & happenings. This current show is a collection of his found object sculptures, including works on clothes and abandoned items that Kenyatta has found on the streets of Dorchester.
Although this concept has been explored before, it has certainly never been explored in the Kenyatta way and we are excited to see what arises. The Opening Reception is November 10th from 5-9pm and his work will be on view alongside the Afro Caribbean museum’s permanent collection for two weeks. Even if you can’t make it to this particular show, we encourage you to follow @afrocaribbeanmuseum on Instagram!