The D’Aguilar Art Foundation is pleased to present Partly Cloudy with a Chance of..., a
collection of paintings depicting the
Caribbean from the 1960s onwards.
Demonstrating the breadth of practice, this exhibition brings together a wide spectrum of techniques, ranging from woodcut prints, to photo-realism to abstract expressionism.
The title of this exhibition is taken from gallery director, Saskia D'Aguilar's memory of her childhood in Taiwan, where an American owned radio station broadcasted the same forecast everyday oblivious to the weather. The act of reclaiming the broadcaster's blanketed assessment of this foreign country and opening it up to interpretation is not dissimilar to what these exhibiting artists have done for the Caribbean landscape.
Within and from the time of National Independence, these artists have re-presented and re-examined the utopian images that were our identity, and deepened our understanding of the complex and traumatic relationship between identity and landscape. These works articulate our desire to have a space to call our own.