Venue: National Art Gallery, Upper Gallery
Date: Tuesday 02 August 2016
Photographer, Kyle Weeks opens his first fine-art photography exhibition next week Tuesday at the National Art Gallery of Namibia in Windhoek. Her work focuses on portraiture depicting the places and characters she came across during her travels.
The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) this week invited art lovers to the opening of the exhibition Kyle Weeks a solo exhibition. The opening will take place on Tuesday, 2 August 2016 at 18h00 in the Upper Gallery of the NAGN.
Kyle Weeks was born in Namibia, and is currently working and residing in Cape Town, South Africa as a photographer. Weeks studied photography at Stellenbosch University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography in 2013. Weeks is also a co-founder of Cape Collective Assist, an agency that services the photographic stills industry in South Africa by offering professional photographic assistants.
Making up Weeks’ first solo exhibition in Namibia, this show brings together two series’ of photographic portraits that span four years of collaboration with Himba men. The two distinct bodies of work are linked by subject matter and location both having taken place in the Kunene Region and both depicting Himba men. In both photographic series, Weeks looks at the dynamics of representation and identity formation through the complex lens of photography.
Weeks has just recently been awarded the Fine Art Single Image 2016 Magnum Photography Award for one of the images that will be on display.
Weeks will give an artist talk about his work on Friday 05 August 2016 at 16h00 at the gallery. The exhibition runs until 27 August.