Art Exhibition: Omar Richardson’s “Renewal of Life”

ARC Magazine announces the forthcoming Central Bank of Bahamas Art Gallery’s exhibition “Renewal of Life,” featuring new works by Omar Richardson. The exhibition will run December 1-31, 2011. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 6:00pm, at the gallery.

Artist’s description: “The human condition is very closely related to human emotions. The key concepts in my work are memory, reflection, loss and re-invention. I believe the combination of photography, text and sound best reflects these interests of mixing the media. Because human emotions are so complex and layered I use colors, dramatic sound, text and photography to give me a way to represent emotion. Combining and layering these processes allow me to show beauty, anger and sadness in the same piece of work.”

Omar Melvin Richardson was born May 5, 1982 in Nassau, Bahamas. While attending C.R. Walker Secondary School in Nassau, he discovered and developed his love for art. At C.R. Walker, he was greatly encouraged by his teacher, Mrs. Ashe, to pursue art. After high school, he continued onto the College of the Bahamas, where he studied painting and ceramics. While attending the College of the Bahamas, his professors Mrs. Maycock- Colebrooke and Mrs. Behagg encouraged him to further his education abroad. He then transferred to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah Ga., where he completed a B.F.A. in painting and a B.A (minor) in printmaking. In Fall 2006 Richardson went to graduate school in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was the first MFA printmaking grad student in the history of Savannah College of Art and Design. He now holds an M.F.A. in printmaking and an M.A. in commercial photography.

[Many thanks to Holly Bynoe for bringing this item to our attention.]

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