‘Focus on Women’ | Mbongeni Fakudze
SOLO EXHIBITION | 06 Aug to 30 Aug 2017
Mbongeni Fakudze’s body of work focuses on the contemporary African women, their beauty, their pride, their unique stance but also addresses issues that women face in a society that undergoes a roller-coaster ride of a transition. Mbongeni carefully weaves symbolism into his powerful portraits, such as pieces of money, or women wearing head scarves as a symbol of womanhood and power. But his great strength lies in the understanding of the ways in which objects and images impress upon us via essences of colour, shape and texture and how these essences affect us as deeply as the physical form to which they are ordinarily attached. The paintings are thus held in an innovative balance between a focus on form and the endless associativity they inspire.
21 June to 20 August 2017 | group exhibition
The winter solstice, the rebirth of the sun, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day, when the hours of daylight are at their least. One ancient definition of solstice is “standing still sun.” In a mad whirlwind, half of 2017 has passed. The show acknowledges the halfway mark of 2017 – become present, be now, observe, become still, wonder, breath………
Michaela Rinaldi, Greatjoy Ndlovu, Tendai Mupita, Thabo Motseki, Dario Manjate, Mbulelo Mabutho, Thonton Kabeya, Mbongeni Fakudze, Layziehound Coka, Uzoma Anyanwu