Tuesday, September 21, 2010


EXHIBITION: The Art of Transformation

ARTIST: Naomi Wanjiku

EXHIBITION DATES: September 30 – October 24, 2010

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 30, 6-9pm (also First Friday, October 1, 6-9pm)

LOCATION: UTSA Satellite Space

115 Blue Star

San Antonio, TX 78204

(Located in the Blue Star Arts Complex at S. Alamo and Probandt St.)


GALLERY HOURS: Friday - Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm and by appointment

CONTACT: Clay McClure, Gallery Coordinator 512.558.2676

UTSA Department of Art and Art History 210.458.4391

The Art of Transformation is Naomi Wanjiku’s new body of work that embraces alternative materials as a means to create structures symbolic of her relationships. Using techniques learned from her grandmother as a child, Wanjiku has transformed traditional Kenyan concepts with contemporary industrial materials. Her structures are made of strong yet different materials; she weaves stainless steel “string,” and metal together. In spite of their different qualities, they co-exist in harmony. Wanjiku’s structures are a reminder of the power of relationships, and how we can connect and relate, even when we are made of different materials.

About the UTSA Satellite Space:

Located in the Blue Star Arts Complex, the UTSA Satellite Space is the off-campus gallery of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Monthly exhibitions feature works by UTSA graduate students, as well as nationally recognized professional artists. Since its first exhibition in 1993, the UTSA Satellite Space has become one of San Antonio’s most respected venues for challenging contemporary art.

Naomi Wanjiku, Each Other’s Shadow (detail),

Recycled cans, stainless steel wire, galvanized wire, 50" x 36" x 5", 2010

1 comment:

  1. I know that you are now in Texas and far from your hometown. But somewhere out there, I’m sure that they are so proud of you. Who would not be so proud with these works? Using alternative materials and recycled cans, you have been so able to create a stainless steel wing seals effect for an artwork. The method of stainless steel banding strap is obvious, but what hidden is the clever usage of the materials. No one will know unless someone reveals it. Great eye and hands!