When entering BKhz, visitors are met by a sky blue plastic covering the gallery floor; it illuminates the space as rays of the sun collide with its surface. The gallery is lit blue as the hues bounce off the walls.
Blue is a colour often associated with openness, vastness and sincerity.
For Tatenda Chidora's second solo exhibition with BKhz, the colour blue is the motif with which we are asked to visualise the current social climate, specifically the Covid-19 pandemic, which South Africa and the rest of the world were faced with.
Life as we knew it changed, and as we all tried to protect ourselves and those around us, isolation became the norm. Masks of all makes and shapes became, and still are, markers of the moment as we attempted to protect ourselves and each other from the disease.