“Caribbean Cream: What you do is what you see” an inaugural exhibition curated by Reynald Lally at the new space BrutEdge Gallery in New Jersey has been extended to December 31, 2013. It opened on September 29 and was meant to be on view until November 23, 2013. BrutEdge Gallery is located at Space 574 in the MANA arts complex, at 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey.
With this exhibition, Reynald Lally, a specialist in Haitian art, showcases contemporary art from the Caribbean, Latin America, and their respective diasporas, featuring works from Barbados, Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica. The collective exhibition includes 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.
Description: “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.
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.
For more information on the gallery, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org; also see http://www.brutedge.com/exhibitions/2013-09-29_caribbean-cream/
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