15 May 2013

“Movement-Momentum” Exhibition: Emerging Artists

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The stART Foundation’s most recent exhibition, held on Friday 3rd May 2013 at 37d Gallery on the theme of “Movement & Momentum”, was an overwhelming success. The exhibition showcased original artworks of six young, dynamic, emerging artists in Zambia: Rabson Phiri, Mulenga Mulenga, Natasha Evans, David Makala, Emmanuel Chibaye and Tom Phiri. A wide range of media were used by the artists: from Rabson Phiri’s dynamic sculptures made from scrap metals and his surreal carved wood pieces; to Emmanuel Chibaye’s pen drawings depicting futuristic faces and figures in motion; to Natasha Evans’ mixed media prints depicting scenes of Lusaka and colourful abstracts; to Mulenga Mulenga’s paintings, rich in rhythm; to David Makala’s energy-filled paintings of scenes from everyday life, using an unusual staining technique; and lastly, to Tom Phiri’s range of bronze masks with “hair” made of bark and sisal and copper or steel wire.

The diversity of media and style allowed the 6 emerging artists to capture moments in time in their own way and from their own, unique point of view; however, presented together in the exhibition, the artworks formed a cohesive and masterful display of mature talent and skill. A warm thank you from stART to all who attended the exhibition, and to all who were involved in making it happen. And well done to the artists!