June 4th, 2022
Mezmerized by B. Anele (8 Palms)
𝓜𝓮𝓼𝓶𝓮𝓻𝓲𝔃𝓮𝓭: a fashion presentation by B. Anele featuring a cast of models performing in repetitive vignettes activating a chaotic fantasy carnival. Featuring delectable bites by Noon Gigi Alvarez Tran & experimental cocktails by Cafe Murmurs. Following the performance will be a month long pop-up shop at Cafe Murmurs where you can shop B. Anele's clothing, ceramic sculptures and artwork.
B. Anele is a Houston based transdisciplinary artist. Delving into imaginative topography, their work transforms familiar symbolism and commonplace objects into provocative prototypes. An organic nature encompasses the work in its entirety concerning materials/mediums in conjunction with essence. Being mainly self-taught, their work maintains a sense of purity, untouched by canonical confines. Their perspective is inherently complex; filtered through Nigerian roots, blackness, and queerness. Simultaneously haphazard and considerate, their practice is an ongoing experiment in producing physical evidence from a metaphysical exploration of existence. Working in an uninhibited range of mediums from performances involving 30 bananas and a jug of water to 10 foot long hypnotic paintings, B. explores their own progressive narrative within each facet of their work in an ambitious effort to proliferate acquisition of broadened consciousness. B. Anele has exhibited work in group and solo shows in Houston, Austin, Oakland, Los Angeles, Portland, and New York City.
Photos by Lon Dean