The D'Aguilar Art Foundation presents 'Self-Consciousness',
an exhibition of paintings and sculptures from around the world, with both
Naive and Modernist concerns; exploring the delicate balance between
representation and conscious mark-making.
The work is reflective of the beginnings of Modernism, when artists became as concerned with their own physical relationship to making their work as they were to the audience's gaze; loosely defined by the examined self-consciousness. The peculiar and repetative mark-making draws your attention to the process of application. It is both gestural and representational
All of this work was made after the official end of Modernism, which was the 1960's. But trends move slowly to The Caribbean and our landscape has not dictated a shift into Post-Modernism just yet.