Variety of Barbadian Artists in City Location – Wood Carvings, Paintings and more: Maxor Villa, Peterkin Road
While Zemicon may be closing, Maxor Villa – a hop and a skip away from the central Eagle Hall on the outskirts of Bridgetown – is reviving its bid to be a cultural centre. There are plans to have an exhibition every month according to Romell Yearwood, not only curator but highly prolific contributor.
He told BR that his painting “Within” while appearing to be Caribbean version of Edvard Munch’s “Scream“ is nevertheless not an embodiment of negativity but rather a release and purging of unwanted feelings or ideas.
“Kiss” on the other hand celebrates Life and Birth and is a large pregnant female form if you examine it closely, it’s not portrayed here – so then that’s a reason to make you pay a visit?
Melanie Bishop, just returned from Canada, had a special set known as “Beige Sponges” for sale along with “Cerebral Inspiration” and the more prosaically dubbed “Vase Of The Deep.”
Quite a few of Virgil Broodhagen’s paintings were on show – like “Noon at Six Men’s” and “Blue House” for those of you who adore a slice of bajan reality for your collection.
Black is the sole name of a wood-carver from St James, his smaller works like many versions of a “Dove” or “Lizard on a Leaf” moved quickly when attending the Sunday 20 December debut.
Maxor is a large and charming place, this article did not even yet touch on the works of Ron Bradshaw, Guni Johnson, Rupert Piggott,Wendell Weatherhead, Susan Alleyne Forde or Carryl George – so don’t waste any time, go pay a visit and see for yourself.