The Garden of Kongolote, Graphic Novel Project by Alain Corbel
Pinkard Gallery: Bunting Center 1401 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA
November 6 – 15, 2015
Faculty member Alain Corbel’s upbringing on a small farm on the north coast of Brittany in France has had a major influence on his personal work. Now, as he travels personally and professionally, he carries with him the sense of place that he developed growing up on the farm. His solo exhibition, The Garden of Kongolote, shows part of the raw material produced in Maputo, Mozambique, Cape Verde, and São Tomé and Príncipe.
“I sometimes felt as if I was taking handfuls of life from around me to putting it in my drawings,” Corbel said. “In fact, it was there that I realized that I should mix drawings, photos, and text for this graphic novel project.”
Photos by Cara Ober