Running through July 25 in The Sacristy Gallery, Kenyan-born, Chicago-based artist Wangari Mathenge presents a collection of new drawings. Mathenge paints small groups of individuals in conversational sittings viewed from interesting perspectives, which provides insight into both the subject and circumstance. This intimate series of works on paper sees her father at times in familial settings – reading, draped across chairs or posing with a child. Mathenge’s confident, precise hand adds to the beauty of her portraits, creating images that are both personal and expansive.
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All work courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA