“When an Artist Tells you a Secret” – Christina Cornier in a One Woman Exhibit
The problem with an artist is that they take themselves along where ever they go. Maybe this isn’t as much of a problem as it is a benefit.
When Christina Cornier came to Grenada, she came along with her husband David, who’s purpose was St. George’s University Medical School. Christina, a graduate of the prestigious Chicago Institute of Art, looked at Grenada and saw a world of possibilities.
It is easy to pick up a phone now to send a message – but what if you are talking to yourself? Christina’s one woman exhibition of water colours at Art and Soul Gallery explores this very notion. Her sensitive portraits delve into the notion of duality – the more than one voice that is usually speaking in one’s mind.
Tradition in art would reference the work of Frida Khalo, who often painted herself, sitting besides another view of herself. Christina is more influenced by the work of Jenny Saville, who paints luscious large scale paintngs, with many tones of the flesh creating a world of emotions.