Rwandan visual artist Antoine Izere is gearing up for another solo art exhibition slated for August 12, in Houston, Texas (United States). The exhibition dubbed ‘Streams and Trials’ was organised by Mitochondria Gallery, an art gallery that specialises in artworks by emerging and established artists from Africa and the African diaspora, with a mission to educate and expand the public awareness of contemporary African art. This highly anticipated exhibition follows his very successful exhibition “STRIDE,” which took place in March 2022, at Mitochondria Gallery in Houston, Texas. According to a communique released by the US-based art gallery, in this exhibition, Antoine surveys the intricacies associated with discovering people’s authentic selves. “Izere seeks to encourage the viewers to plough through the limiting thoughts and fears within us as we take this journey towards self-discovery. The artist tells stories utilizing compositions of individual subjects positioned in unique scenes. There is an aspect of stoicism associated with each muse,” a press statement by Mitochondria Gallery reads in part. Using oil paints on canvas, the statement added that the artiste builds layers of imagery with his palette knife adding textural depth and complexity to these environments. “Streams and Trails reminds us that life’s journey is not linear. We will take many paths, face numerous obstacles, and find ourselves lost at times. However, these moments are what contribute to our growth,” the statement added.