February 7, 2010

On the Map to be screened at exhibition of Caribbean Women artists in Florida

"Close Encounters; Contemporary Art by Caribbean Women" has been guest curated by Patricia Fay, Associate Professor of Art at Florida Gulf Coast University. The show includes Ana Mendieta, Yasmin Spiro, Elsa Mara, Babette Wainwright, Yunia Pavon and Traditional Caribbean Women Potters and runs from February 18- March 19 2010. The Gallery will host a Talk on Thursday February 18th from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, followed by the Opening Reception from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

"…Caribbean artists are using the gallery space not so much as hallowed ground for the awed contemplation of power objects and other sacred paraphernalia on which artness has been conferred but as an arena for deploying images that raise questions or attempt to stimulate a debate about our mutual experiences as citizens of a postcolonial Caribbean."
Annie Paul, in Small Axe, Number 6, 1999

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