Saturday, June 18, 2011

GOTCHA AT ALICE YARD June 23 and 24th

Gotcha’ can be considered a three part examination of us. It continues my look at the shape of our Trinidad ‘politrix’ in the age of KAMALOT – the state of the Trinidad and Tobago under Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar from a perspective that observes the festering anger of a new class of dissenters. We like to think that ‘tyre burning’ is relegated to one class of people in society, but the thing that fuels tyre burning as a tool of dissent, is in all of us. It’s just bubbling under the surface.

The show consists of a series of 30 paintings, some of which are of characters with over exaggerated lips and eyes representing our ‘watching and silent waiting and bubbling’ for something to happen. There is also an examination through a hand screen-printed print collaboration with artist Suzanne Nunez as well as buttons of the ubiquitous and lasting element of our Trinidad and Tobago culture, our picong, the ‘Megee’: the ‘five fingered fart’, the ‘fowl bottom’, that fools you again and again (coincidentally it ties in with other work in the show, symbolising our five party coalition government, the People’s Partnership). Rounding it all up is a Monograph featuring an introduction by artist/ designer Adele Todd, a Megee musing by writer Tracy Hutchings, an essay on art and politics by Andre Bagoo and a number of new and on going design explorations on our age of KAMALOT and our unresolved NAPA ‘tabanca’



The show runs for two nights at Alice Yard, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June from 7pm. The second night will include a choreographed performance by dancer /choreographer Dave Williams. All works are of course for sale and at an affordable range of prices. The show is open to everyone and their friends!



Megee print artist proof

Megee Buttons