The Art Exhibition "Nhaurwa dzemeso: A Thousand Stories in A Face" by Prudence Chimutuwah Opens

For the duration of March, Nhaurwa dzemeso: A Thousand Stories in A Face, an art exhibition by Prudence Chimutuwah is set to grace the Artillery Gallery in Harare. An explosion of color that intrigues and captivates.

The exhibition was officially opened on Friday the 3rd of March and it is set to run until the 31st. On the night "Tote:m by Beth" also showcased their unique collection of Tote bags on the sidelines. 

Artillery Gallery is one of the select few places that celebrate both Traditional and Contemporary Art. It can be found at Golden Stairs Nursery, 72 Golden Stairs Road in Harare. The exhibition is open to the public Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 4 pm and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm.

Face Yebasa I by Prudence Chimutuwah
Face Yebasa I by Prudence Chimutuwah

Prudence Chimutuwah is an emerging contemporary visual artist who is fascinated with collage. Her work mainly depicts women and the world they dominate or subordinate to. She is inspired by her gender and how it adapts to the ever-changing socio-economic environment. She has a soft spot for female young adults, especially those who have been through college, and how they are coping with despair and desperate situations. She hopes for her work to narrate, describe and inform the audience about the evolving world of women in patriarchal societies.

Prudence grew up in Chitungwiza and did her primary education there.  She was surrounded by sculptors who worked from Chitungwiza Arts Center and near the surroundings. Batik and primitive paintings were also a part of the art she initially took in from Chitungwiza art markets. She studied at the National Gallery Visual Arts School from 2009 – 2011 and majored in painting and sculpture. She got introduced to practicing art in high school and was inspired by Seminar Mpofu and Colleen Madamombe, both prominent female sculptors. Her achievements include participating in major group shows at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the Wild Geese Art Fair, and other local galleries.

Stone sculpture seems to be a male-dominated field and this perception became an obstacle to her for a season as she wanted to focus on sculpture. In 2015 Prudence found an area that fascinated her – collage. From then on she has been collecting material for recycling to produce her work. Prudence’s work is subtly influenced by contemporary African fashion, text, and symbols. Her work fuses text from old novels, magazines, newspapers, old banknotes, paintings, and print-making.

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