“Into the Mix” features a variety of artists from the Caribbean, including Janine Antoni, Christopher Cozier, Blue Curry, Carlos Gamez de Francisco, Marlon Griffith, Sofia Maldonado, Wendy Nanan, Ebony G. Patterson, Sheena Rose, and Heino Schmid, with text by Nicholas Laughlin. The show opens on February 4 and will be on view through April 14, 2012. The opening reception will be held on February 3 from 5:00pm until 10:00pm at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. The Museum is located at 715 West Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky.
Nicholas Laughlin will be the moderator of a discussion with Blue Curry, Marlon Griffith, and Sofia Maldonado on Saturday, February 4 at the 4:00pm at the Chao Theater in the University of Louisville in Kentucky. (A discussion with Christopher Cozier, Ebony G. Patterson, and Courtney Martin is to be announced.)
Description: Furthering the conversation of what is culturally authentic, this exhibition reveals how disparate artists from the Caribbean connect with each other in a virtual world that has no boundaries. Through E-Catalogues, by Draconian Switch and Richard Rawlins, the show will develop written texts with the artists, blog comments and include pictures from reviews, interventions, happenings, and discussions that happen in Louisville and other regions of the world during the 10 weeks.
During the opening week from January 30 to February 4, several artists in the exhibition will be in Louisville creating their works, interacting with students and museum visitors, doing artist talks, and making performances. In collaboration with this exhibition, Carlos Gamez de Francisco will be in the Steve Wilson gallery as artist-in-residence, working on his newest series of paintings.
[Many thanks to Holly Bynoe for bringing this item to our attention.]
Image: “The Ambassador of Sutan Fateh Ali Khan Shahab or…” by Carlos Gamez De Francisco