The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery recently opened its 2012 Invitational, an investigation and celebration of the art currently being produced in The Bahamas. The exhibition opened on Thursday, July 12, 2012, and will be on view until July 31, 2012. The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery is located on Market Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.
Description: There is no theme or descriptive title to the exhibition with the only premise for the show being that the invited artists submit work that directly dealt with their own individual studio concerns. The ten artists that are participating in the exhibition cover a full spectrum of professionals from established artists like Antonius Roberts, Malcolm Rae and Kendal Hanna, to mid-career artists such as Michael Edwards, Dylan Rapillard, Margot Bethel and Toby Lunn. The show also includes work from young artists that are just beginning their creative careers such as Giovanna Swaby, Kachelle Knowles and Steven Schmid.
Curator of The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery, Heino Schmid, expresses, “It is always exciting to hang group exhibitions and to navigate the physical and conceptual landscapes of different artists in one space. As an artist, I have always been fascinated with any opportunity to address another artist’s process and highlight those investigations publicly for further dialogue.”
This exhibition combines both elements where without a theme, title or medium criteria artists were encourage to present work that deals with their own independent studio investigations. With July being the month of the country’s 39th Independence, these independent investigations become especially relevant and they offer a small glimpse of the visual art being produced in the country today.
[Photo above: “I Keep Them Where They Can Be Found" by Giovanna Swaby, Acrylic and aerosol paint on paper with video, 2012.]