Contemporary Caribbean Art Group Show at BrutEdge Gallery

BrutEdge Gallery, New Jersey, is pleased to announce its inaugural show Caribbean Cream: What you do is what you see, a selection of contemporary works by Caribbean artists.

Curated by Reynald Lally, a specialist in Haitian art, this first exhibit will feature works from Barbados, Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica.

The exhibition runs from September 29th to November 23rd, 2013, with the opening reception on Sunday, September 29th from 1-6pm ET.

Copyright Olivia-McGilchrist, 2013

The collective exhibition will showcase works by Olivia McGilchrist, Marvin Bartley, Dionne Simpson, Ebony G. Patterson, Mario Benjamin, Edouard Duval-Carrie, Florine Demosthene, Myrlande Constant, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Elsa Mora, Carlos Estevez, Pavel Acosta, Ibrahim Miranda and Joscelyn Gardner.

Copyright Olivia-McGilchrist, 2013

“What you do is what you see,” a Haitian proverb, is the central theme that unifies the work of the fourteen artists for this show. The implication that what an artist makes is a direct reflection of his or her experiences might appear obvious. However, when talking about a region as diverse and with as complex a history as the Caribbean, then the larger picture appears – one with subtle similarities and obvious differences. It is the tensions between these gaps that make this an exciting show.

Copyright Olivia-McGilchrist, 2013

By its nature the Caribbean is a region of convergence, where the plurality of cultures has created unique hybridizations of artistic expression that are both personal and universal. Caribbean Cream attempts to tap into the larger questions the artists themselves are posing with the choices of material and subject each uses, drawing mainly from the traditions of painting and photography, but with other techniques featured as well such as collage and print-making.

Copyright Olivia-McGilchrist, 2013

BrutEdge Gallery is located at Space 574 in the MANA arts complex, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. For more information contact info{at}brutedge{dot}com, or via Facebook.

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