VisArts Presents Zsudayka Nzinga There’s No Place Like Home

By Editorial Team on June 6, 2022

Wed, 25 May 2022 - Sun, 07 August 2022

Courtesy of VisArt.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 10 from 7pm to 10pm

VisArts is pleased to present There’s No Place Like Home, a solo exhibition of works by Zsudayka Nzinga. The show will be on view in VisArts’ Common Ground Gallery from May 25-August 7. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 10 from 7-9 p.m.

In There’s No Place Like Home, Nzinga’s paintings depict everyday moments experienced by people during the pandemic. Each moment seems ordinary, but encapsulates a moment in history when people had to focus on the relationships in their households and creating safe spaces while quarantined.

Spending time with siblings and children, and spending time alone, became a sacred practice as we all experienced at least one moment of uncertainty over whether our family members – and even ourselves – would make it through the pandemic.

To cope, people took up taking care of plants and redecorating their spaces. People traveled to places they could be alone. Our children had to invest in the relationships between siblings and play at home, as parks were taped off in many cities. People began reading and creating to pass the time. They discovered new things about themselves and loved ones.

There’s No Place Like Home is about allowing yourself to find the beauty even in surprising and hard moments.

About the Artist

Zsudayka Nzinga is a fine artist, curator, and educator from Denver, Colo. living in Washington, D.C. Her work is largely focused on mixed media portraiture of American life, including themes of motherhood and culture. Nzinga’s pieces explore patterns and textures using acrylic, oil, decorative and hand-dyed paper, fabric, thread, and ink on canvas. She also makes jewelry using silver, wood, resin, and precious stones. Nzinga currently runs her family business, Terrell Arts DC, an art design and education company, and serves as Vice President of Black Artists of DC.

About VisArts

VisArts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a hub for the visual arts that engages nearly 30,000 visitors annually through contemporary art exhibitions, a studio artist program, art classes and camps, VisAbility Art Lab (a supported studio for artists with disabilities), community art programs, the annual Rockville Arts Festival, and event space. Founded in 1987, VisArts is committed to our mission of transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts.

VisArts is in Rockville Town Square, three blocks from the Rockville Metro station, at 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, Md. Galleries are open Wednesday-Thursday/Saturday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m. and Friday, 12-8 p.m. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301.315.8200 for more information.