Gallery Delta last night opened an exhibition by talented young visual artist, Gareth Nyandoro entitled Weaving Life.
The exhibition reflects features of everyday life in Harare including vending, the issue of totems and contemporary hip hop culture. The innovative artwork encourages social engagement creating an enriching dialogue between tradition and modernity. Nyandoro blends found materials, painting and printmaking fusing them into eye-catching art pieces.
“I give the remnants of commerce and industry a new life by resurrecting them as valuable works of art and important social commentary,” he explains.
He says that the life regenerated from the discarded often generates a sense of hope and a second chance to rediscover and rearrange: “Think of objects discarded in our everyday life: paper wrappings, empty plastic bottles and food cartons, they reflect the character of a society.”
The exhibition was opened by Culture Fund Executive Director Farai Mpfunya. It has been sponsored by European Union in partnership with Culture Fund
“This exhibition is just a response to what we are weaving in our everyday lives,” said Mpfunya.
Weaving Life is Nyandoro’s second solo exhibition. His first was Mutariri-One Man Show at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe last year.
The exhibition will run until the middle of September. Visit the gallery at 110 Livingstone Avenue.