FEB 15th 7PM ET / 4PM PT
Considering Reflections | Portia Zvavahera
In Portia Zvavahera's art, dreams, memories and personal reflections take shape in large-scale drawings and oil-based paintings in which the artist conjures a world of mysterious narratives and fantastical figures.
Growing up, the artist would often share dreams with her grandmother as a way of processing her thoughts and fears. Continuing this intimate dialogue through her artistic practice, Zvavahera keeps a sketchbook beneath her pillow, and upon waking, making impulsive sketches that capture the fleeting nature of dreams. Often biographical in nature, her works reflect upon the intimacies of personal relationships and friendships, as well as feminine experiences of giving birth and nursing children, speaking to the underacknowledged importance of women's labour globally.