OPENING NEXT WEEK tingsy by Kendra Forup

10/09/2019-11/14/2019

We are delighted to be exhibiting a solo presentation of Kendra Frorup's most recent artworks.

A Bahamian artist that lives and works in Tampa, Florida, Kendra Frorup works primarily in sculpture and print-making. She is inspired by her sensory memories of home, The Bahamas, and refers to these familiar sounds, tastes and smells within her works. Tamarind fruit cast in bronze, resin sugar-apples and ceramic coconuts are layered on top of screen-prints and mono-prints of roosters, chickens, straw-baskets and local architecture. Each work can be compared to the experience of walking down a busy side-street in Nassau or an out-island; the artwork is an assemblage of this sensory experience into a physical object.

The title 'Tingsy', a Bahamian colloquialism to describe a person as materialistic, makes light of Frorup's prolific creation and layering of objects and material. Drawing from her interest in print-making, a process that allows an artist to create a continuous series from a single image, Frorup's motifs and objects repeat, layer and overlap seemingly endlessly. The audience may wonder where one work begins and another ends. Objects are added to objects even as the work is being hung for exhibition, Frorup's practice has no full-stop, but is dynamic, moving and experimental, beautifully oblivious to the finality of exhibition.