Art Exhibition: “Resonance” (Fresh Milk)


The Fresh Milk Art Platform presents Resonance, a showcase of works by artists who have participated in residencies or projects with the organization over the last six years. Resonance opens on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2:00-4:00pm with a presentation about Fresh Milk’s programming and a chance to speak with some of the exhibiting artists. The exhibition will also be open to the public on August 21-23, and August 28-31, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Join Fresh Milk in commemorating its 6th anniversary.

The exhibition features works by Barbadian artists Simone AsiaEvan AveryCherise HarrisVersia HarrisRaquel MarshallRonald WilliamsAnisah Wood, and Kraig Yearwood. The show coincides with CARIFESTA XIII in Barbados, and includes works by artists from the Caribbean region, such as Dominique Hunter (Guyana), Leasho Johnson (Jamaica), Oneika Russell (Jamaica), and Shanice Smith (Trinidad), “each of whom have also been part of the Caribbean Linked residency programme coordinated by Ateliers ’89 in Aruba, Fresh Milk, and ARC Magazine.

About Resonance:

res·o·nance (noun)

  1. the quality in a sound of being deep, full, and reverberating.
  2. the reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection from a surface or by the synchronous vibration of a neighbouring object.

When Fresh Milk began in August 2011, it was an experiment based on the hypothesis that there was a need for spaces in Barbados where contemporary artists, writers, thinkers and makers could come to conduct their own creative investigations. Six years later, the experiment continues to grow organically locally and throughout the Caribbean, constantly being fed by the artists that we engage with.

Resonance plays on the phonetically similar word ‘residence’, taking this opportunity to celebrate our local artist in residence programme among other innovative projects, as well as regional residency initiatives. There is also synergy with the definition of the word; each of the creatives that have been involved with Fresh Milk have enriched the platform, their presence and contribution continuing to impact every new endeavor we undertake and reinforcing our desire to foster prolonged relationships with artists. This showcase is less about following a theme, and more about recognizing the dynamic trajectories of the participants’ varying practices.

[Image above: Detail from Simone Asia’s “Before the Void Takes Over” (2017)]

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