Threads & OUT: Off-The-Wall, Untraditional, Talent – Barbadian Art in traditional and unusual locations
Tonya Wiles recently hosted a show which is on its last day today, she has an ambitious goal which makes sense;-
A restaurant, a storefront, a house, a derelict building, a cane field, a street, a town, a bus, a seaside, a studio… Surely the aim of an artwork is to reach its viewer.
Then why not go into the viewer’s world?
O.U.T is a project which aims to curate art exhibitions outside of traditional gallery spaces.
O.U.T has an exhibition of students’ work of the Second Year Painting Program of the Associates Degree in Visual Art at the Barbados Community College.
Today is your last chance to view at the Ideal Restaurant, Cave Shepherd, Bridgetown.
My vision is to show case the students’ creative enthusiasm, witty diligence and blossoming skill to the public. I believe this project will cause constructive competition between the students driving them to push their creativity and skill to gain the reward of having their work displayed in an exhibition.
This project will also be a way of introducing students to the future of exhibiting their work in the “real world”. Since this is a team project they will reap the challenges, trials and essentially growth that comes when working with peers in a professional setting.
The exhibition concludes Sunday 6th December.
Also Rosemary Pilgrim took a very lofty view of art recently at Queen’s Park, her show was Hestian Threads which refers to Hestia, the Greek goddess of the hearth (click on link for better definition).
Rosemary Pilgrim was the prize winner of the 2007 “Crop Over Art Exhibition” and repeated, under a different jury, this exploit a second time in 2009.
That was her curator, Denese Menard-Greenidge, here’s what Rosemary had to say, in her own words;-
I am a visual artist for a very simple reason… I am always stimulated and energized by the process of playing with ideas through line, shape and colour.
I love to create images.
I gather my inspiration from the ordinary reality of being a woman… living a life in the physical and emotional environment that closely surrounds me.
My life – like that of many women – is both extremely simple and deliciously complex… full of facets, layers and moving patterns. Yet underpinned and anchored by a variety of constants.
The orientation of gender is one such constant; a very specific filter to the life force that surrounds me.
Nature is another constant. It always beckons… especially the aspects of it that exist close to my own front door.
The processes of growth and expansion intrigue me – caterpillars to butterflies, seedlings to trees, girls to women.
Nature is my grounding, and the source of many ideas.
My own human issues and nature’s patterns often intertwine. Human form melts into the forms of nature… or nature stands as a metaphor for humanity. All of these layers exist in my images.