Art Exhibition: “Quaternary: Four Barbadian Female Artists”


Gallery NuEdge Fine Arts Ltd, Barbados presents “Quaternary: Four Barbadian Female Artists,” an exhibition of contemporary works by Llanor Alleyne, Versia Harris, Katherine Kennedy, and Sheena Rose. The show will run from July 2 to September 3, 2016.

Description: In geology, the term Quaternary reflects the most recent periodical shift in the earth’s physical landscape. ‘Quaternary: Four Barbadian Female Artists’, draws on this meaning and highlights the works of four women artists as having the ability to represent real creative experiences, while shifting the typically accepted realm of visual imagery in the island of Barbados. Phonetically, ‘quaternary’ plays on the term ‘ordinary’ and ‘Quaternary: Four Barbadian Female Artists’ contributes to the interrogation of what has been considered the ‘ordinary’ in pictorial expressions from women working in Barbadian contemporary arts. Working in sculpture, collage, and digital prints, each artist presents their own distinction in mediums and style. In this exhibition their artistic narratives weave together through explorations of belonging, Caribbean femininity, and shifting the prism through which their creative realities exist.

Llanor Alleyne is a Barbados-born New York-raised mixed media artist currently living in St. Michael, Barbados. Exploring the transformation and transfiguration of female selfhood through the use of paint and photography, her work breaks away from the conventional demands of modern collage-making by using originally created abstract paintings on various materials.

Versia Harris is a Barbadian artist, working in animation and new media. Her plethora of characters and the experiences they encounter reflect her explorations of distorted realities based on past experiences or fantasy.

Barbadian Katherine Kennedy’s visual practice is heavily tied to a sense of place, and her sculptural, installation and video works often deal with interplay between found organic and inorganic objects, used as a way of asserting/questioning cultural identity in different environments.

Barbadian Sheena Rose’s art practice questions and shares her personal experiences of being a black Caribbean woman from Barbados. She examines everyday situations, pop culture, stereotypes, history, and urban spaces in her work across a variety of mediums.

Gallery NuEdge Fine Arts Ltd, established in 2011, is a branch of Galerie NuEdge Fine Arts International L.P., S.E.C. located in Montreal’s prestigious Quartier du Musée at 1480 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which was established in 2002. Located within Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown, St. James, Gallery NuEdge is a dynamic space that exhibits art in the form of multi-media, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, and art installation.


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