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Wangari Mathenge The Expats Studies: Impressions on Paper

African-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.