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Altered Space Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Keba Konte "Photomontage On Wood"
Curated by: Sand Brim
1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

August 5th, 2011 - August 28th, 2011
August 5th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bissau, Keba KonteKeba Konte, Bissau,
Photomontage on wood, 47" x 57"
Saul In Oakland, Keba KonteKeba Konte, Saul In Oakland,
Photomontage On Wood, 38" x 34"
New Way Forward, Keba KonteKeba Konte, New Way Forward,
Photomontage On Wood, 60" x 73"
Photomontage On Wood, Keba KonteKeba Konte, Photomontage On Wood
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santa monica/venice
Sun-Tue 12-6; Wed-Thu 11-6; Fri-Sat 11-7
modern, figurative, realism, graffiti/street-art, black art mixed-media photography mixed-media, african-american, photomontage

This August, Altered Space Gallery resumes its First Friday series of exhibitions with a solo show by Oakland, CA based artist Keba Konte.  Konte is an internationally exhibiting artist and has been shown at Retina Galerie (Amstedam), California African American Museum (Los Angeles, CA), Skylight Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), and The Smithsonian Institute (Washington, DC) among others.

Konte works by assembling surfaces of found and salvaged wood, furniture parts, copper and other materials rich in texture and history.  He then paints, burns and distresses these materials and finally imbues his own photographic images into the surfaces in order to create multi-layered works of art which explore socio-political aspects of African Diaspora.  These elements are held together by his mastery of formal balance, a keen sense of composition and fine craftsmanship.  His more recent work has progressed into the realm of sculpture and site-specific installation.

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