“Place of Repose”
Opening : 7 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday. December, 20th. 

Public Viewing: December 20th to January 13th 2023 

Address: 2220 Commerce Street #D, Houston, TX 77002

Mitochondria Gallery is pleased to present “Place of Repose” a group exhibition. This exhibition features sculptures and paintings from contemporary artists from Africa and the African Diaspora. The “Place of Repose” is an ecosystem where the weary find a glimpse of refuge. This exhibition offers two perspectives: first, as a reminder to live in the present, reflect, and appreciate life as it is; and second, to actively make time to unwind and participate in rest, both physically and mentally.

Comprising of small to large scale works, this exhibition features abstract textile sculptures as well as figurative paintings that examine the human condition using styles of abstraction, realism, cubism, and surrealism to represent their subjects.

As we reflect on the year, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve you all and your continued support, which helps us further expand the platform for art from Africa and the African diaspora.“Place of Repose,” is a reminder for us to remember to rest and take time to nurture our mental and physical well being which is very important especially during the holiday season.

Place of Repose features new work from Roberto Pare, Okoye Chukwuemeka John, Manzi Leon, Sphephelo Mnguni, Iniobong Osoro, Nduka Ikechukwu, Benjamin Niyomugabo.


Artist: Okoye Chukwuemeka John. Root. Oil on Canvas. 35 x 30 in. 2023.
Artist: Roberto Pare. Interests of Visions. Acrylic on canvas. 47 X 47 in. 2023.
Artist: Iniobong Usoro. Torn Pages IV. Oil on Canvas and Strawboard. 32 x 40 in. 2023
Artist: Manzi Leon. Resilience in the shadow. Acrylic on Canvas. 47 x 35 in. 2023
Artist:Sphephelo Mnguni. Ngaphakathi. Acrylic on Canvas. 24 x 24 in 2023
Artist: Nduka Ikechukwu. Our Lord. Fabric. 77 x 48 x 3 in. 2023
Artist : Benjamin Niyomugabo. Harvest of the safe. Oil and Acrylic on Canvas. 52 x 43 in. 2023.


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