“Transitions” Exhibition in Holetown, St James from Feb. 5 to Mar. 4 – Barbadian Saxophone Star jams with Grenadian Artist/Drummer (Asher Mains’ STATEMENT)

The Mews Restaurant is set to jump this Friday 5th February from half past four in the afternoon, this show runs up to March 4th. Grenadian Artist & Drummer Asher Mains will not only be displaying his vivid pictures at the popular Holetown eatery, he’ll be doing a slam-dunk jam with noted Bajan Saxophone virtuoso Andre Woodvine.

Saxophonist 40 x 30 Oil on Canvas, $1250 USD

Saxophonist 40 x 30 Oil on Canvas

We have some of his pictures for you to savor, and an explanation of how he achieves these canvasses in his own words;-

The work in this exhibition is a rare glimpse into the transition of process, concept and form in my work. Looking for new ways of communicating complex messages has led me to an exploration of various forms and styles.

Violinist 30 x 40 Oil on Canvas, $1250

Violinist 30 x 40 Oil on Canvas

This explorative and transitionary period has led me to a study of elegance. Using the concepts of subtraction, seduction, symmetry and sustainability has led me to a style that is provocative and engaging.

Currently, I am using this technique to expound upon the impermanent and transient nature of self. There is a great amount of tension between the body as a beautiful, physically present, product of history and the body as a fleeting and temporary existence.

Vie de la Pousierre 60 x 48, Oil on Canvas $3,000 USD

Vie de la Pousierre 60 x 48, Oil on Canvas

While working with this theme of impermanence the tragedy in Haiti struck adding sobering poignancy to the motif.

We have to be able to see with eyes focused on our beautiful physical reality as well as the elusive elegance of our mortality.”

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