September 29: “Caribbean Cream: What you do is what you see” opens at BrutEdge Gallery

BrutEdge_gfxBrutEdge Gallery, New Jersey, is pleased to announce its inaugural show Caribbean Cream: What you do is what you see, a selection of contemporary works by Caribbean artists. Curated by Reynald Lally, a specialist in Haitian art, this first exhibit will feature works from Barbados, Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica.

The collective exhibition will showcase works by Olivia McGilchrist, Marvin Bartley, Dionne Simpson, Ebony G. Patterson, Mario Benjamin, Edouard Duval-Carrie, Florine Demosthene, Myrlande Constant, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Elsa Mora, Carlos Estevez, Pavel Acosta, Ibrahim Miranda and Joscelyn Gardner.

“What you do is what you see,” a Haitian proverb, is the central theme that unifies the work of the fourteen artists for this show. The implication that what an artist makes is a direct reflection of his or her experiences might appear obvious. However, when talking about a region as diverse and with as complex a history as the Caribbean, then the larger picture appears – one with subtle similarities and obvious differences.  It is the tensions between these gaps that make this an exciting show.

By its nature the Caribbean is a region of convergence, where the plurality of cultures has created unique hybridizations of artistic expression that are both personal and universal. Caribbean Cream attempts to tap into the larger questions the artists themselves are posing with the choices of material and subject each uses, drawing mainly from the traditions of painting and photography, but with other techniques featured as well such as collage and print-making.

DATE / TIME: September 29th – November 23rd 2013 | Opening reception: Sunday, September 29 from 1-6pm.
LOCATION: BrutEdge Gallery at Space 574 in Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(from NYC: Path train to Journal Square plus 10 minute walk).

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