Monday, December 7, 2009


Above Group's sixth show and tell was the bomb.
Hot tunes by DJ Irukandji, presentations by Robert Young and Adam Williams.

DJ Irukandji

This version of the show and tell featured Adam Williams / Pottery and Robert Young of The Cloth

A bit about Williams

Trinidad-born Williams flitted between Trinidad and Barbados in his early years before attending the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in Toronto, Canada, where he majored in Drawing and Painting. In 2003 he took an introductory ceramics class and spent the remaining time at the college continuing with figurative drawing and painting along with ceramic studies. Since 2004 he has shown his pieces at local galleries and small exhibits. In 2007 he was the first artist to show work at Alice Yard. Williams currently works and teaches from his Diego Martin studio.

A bit about Young

The Cloth started as a collaborative some 23 years ago. For the last 15 years Robert Young has single handedly maintained the label, which has come to represent a unique, dynamic and always original Caribbean aesthetic. Robert is perhaps best described as conscientious yet daring. Each collection seems to represent a variation on a similar theme yet always aware of the global trends without losing sight of the context of his environment.His work embodies elements of traditional folk, the spirit of revolution and an interest in restoration and integration.

Here are a few pix (courtesy Alex Smailes) from the show and tell...

Robert Young talks restoration and integration...

The Cloth's Fashion Installation
( the models were chosen from the crowd)

Adam Williams works the pottery wheel...

and mesmerises the crowd...

pottery hypnosis as Adam throws a pot...

One audience member was overheard commenting:
"Adam's presentation was very exciting for me and made me see ceramics in a more humorous and contemporary light. Just amazing."

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