CURRENTLY running at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) is an interesting solo exhibition by award-winning local artist, Gareth Nyandoro.
Report by Tinashe Sibanda
The exhibition that reflects the artist’s impression of various daily activities is titled Mutariri and it will run until November 29.
“In this exhibition Gareth’s ideas are based on the techniques and materials that he uses such as paper wrappings, empty plastic bottles and food cartons, which he transforms into important pieces of art that comment on several social issues,” said NGZ executive director, Doreen Sibanda.
She said Nyandoro’s distinct works encouraged social engagement and created an enriching dialogue between tradition and modernity.
Sibanda added that the artist made use of traditional objects such as saga bags and apparels to bring out modern ideas that tackled certain aspects of people’s day-to-day activities like vending.
Nyandoro takes these materials to another level transforming them to two and three dimensional artworks.
“His show also serves the purpose of educating school children and the public on the art of found objects and recycling that can be turned into pieces of art that people can appreciate and relate to,” said Sibanda.
Nyandoro also creates a single body of work from different materials but has the ability to create the impression of oneness.