I attended my first local art exhibition this past Thursday at the newly established Medulla Gallery on Fitt Street in Woodbrook. It was so refreshing to do something different and to see a more artistic/cultured side of the Trinidad I’ve been experiencing (been overdosing on the liming as of recent)..and I really hope to be attending more events like this in the future. If you hear of any art exhibits or cultural events happening in around POS, please do let me know!
In town? Pass by 37 Fitt Street and take in Lovelace’s ‘Studioswap.’ The exhibition is running until December 22nd.
I really wish I was capable of writing an insightful review of his work, but I better leave that up to the curator..
About the exhibit:
‘Conceived as an open studio event that takes place outside of Lovelace’s studio, Studio Swap will showcase many new, large-scale paintings, smaller works, and a projected piece. Lovelace’s new, large-scale paintings demonstrate the artist’s increased focus on the human body in various environments and situations. He has been using performance as part of his work process, executing and photographing specific actions, out of which he then develops his paintings. Short stop-motion films are also produced from these performances.
Parallel to his work with the body and movement, Lovelace has continued his long-standing series of Carnival and ‘Mas’ oriented paintings. A selection of the most recent of these works will also be presented. The artist has also been a fervent documenter of his works in progress as well as day-to-day life and moods in the studio, and a selection of these and other images will form part of the projected piece.’
About the artist:
Che Lovelace has had one-person exhibitions at Half Gallery, New York; the National Museum of Trinidad & Tobago; along with other Trinidad galleries. He recently showed at the 2011 Volta Art Fair in New York, represented by the Fine Arts Society Gallery, London. A selection of his portraits was recently exhibited at the Pertwee Anderson & Gold Gallery, London, UK. He has been included in exhibitions in Spain, Ecuador, Paris, Santo Domingo, and Curaçao, among other locations. In 1999 he was awarded the UNESCO-Aschberg Artist Bursary and he worked in London for several months under the auspices of INIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts), after which he completed artist’s residencies in Uganda and Venezuela. He studied painting at L’Ecole Regionale des Beaux Arts de la Martinique, (Regional School of Fine Art, Martinique).
Studioswap by Che Lovelace
The entrance to Medulla Gallery..
inside Medulla Gallery..
Projection on the wall outside of the gallery..
One of Che's paintings..
Attendees at the show..