NICHE: The Two Worlds of Guy Combes is the first ever major solo show for Kenyan born, Tucson-based wildlife artist Guy Combes. Niche juxtaposes the flora, fauna, and inspiration of the two places the artist knows best, East Africa’s Central Rift Valley and the Sonoran Desert.
When Guy Combes first came to the Sonoran Desert, it felt like he was coming home. As a Kenyan native, Combes is connected to Africa on a deeply spiritual level, and did not expect to feel so readily at home in the Sonoran Desert. The familiarity he felt with the mountains and deserts of the Southwest went beyond the obvious similarities; it was a feeling, an attitude.