News Archive : 2017-10

6 News Posts

  • Artwork of the Week: 'Tutu' by Woodrow Nash

    Currently in one of the Foundation collector's homes, this bust of a man is a striking representation of the 18th century Art Nouveau. It's long, undulating lines explores the natural form of the male physique, and the concept for this piece is greatly inspired by the 15th century Art Benin. 
  • Artwork in Gallery: 'The Junkanoo Young Couple' by Alessandro Sarno

    This photograph hangs in our current exhibition, "Diversions", and is one of the works of Alessandro Sarno's featured in the show. 'The Junkanoo Young Couple' captures the innocence behind the celebration; Sarno creates a softness surrounding his subjects that is not often showcased in photography of Junkanoo. A native of Italy, Sarno's "diversion" from everyday life is capturing Bahamian culture with photography itself.
  • 'My Dreams Are Not Your Dreams': A Video Installation Exhibition Opening Tonight

    Support The Island House's opening  "My Dreams Are Not Your Dreams", an exhibition featuring the work of regional artist David Gumbs, curated by our very own Tessa Whitehead.  Gumbs will be showcasing his work along with Deborah M. Carroll Anzinger, Spurgeonique Morley, Heino Schmid and Averia Wright. 

    The exhibiton will open tonight at 6 pm. 

  • Artwork of the Week: 'Conjure Woman' by John Beadle

    Easily one of the most recognizable and requested pieces from our collection, John Beadle's 'Conjure Woman' calls upon the spirits of our ancestors. It was a prized possession of Vincent D'Aguilar, and up until recently hung reverently in both his and Marina's home. Currently, though, it is on display in the National Art Gallery's permanent exhibition, "Revisiting an Eye for the Tropics". "'Conjure Woman' is fully representative of Afro-Caribbean Art," Vincent said about the painting during a walk-thorough of his work in the 2003 NAGB Exhibition, "One Man's Vision".  "She is possessed with all the ingredients to make spirits come and go." 

  • Artwork of the Week: 'Moondance' by Eric Ellis

    A native of Steventon, Exuma, most of  Eric Ellis' work explores the familiar daily culture of our islands. 'Moondance' is no exception: it's intimate portrayal of the two Junkanoo Women reminds the viewer of the sacred practices of our people. Currently in  one of the collector's homes,this piece is one of the most prized in our collection. 
  • Artwork In Gallery: "Woman of the Ocean" by Sofia Whitehead

    This photograph currently hangs in our ongoing exhibition, "Diversions", and is one of the works of Sofia Whitehead's that is featured in the show. 'Woman of the Ocean' evokes a stillness that is often found when connecting to the sea. Whitehead's genre of photography captures the ways in which her subjects distract themselves from the mundane, thereby showcasing both liberating and peaceful rituals of escape. 

    Diversions is currently open until November 17th, 2017.