News Archive : 2018-02

3 News Posts

  • Artwork of the Week: 'Resurrection with Roman Soldiers" by Wellington Bridgewater

    Currently on display
    at the National Art Gallery's Exhibition "Medium: Practices and Routes of
    Spirituality and Mysticism", Wellington Bridgewater's 'Resurrection with
    Roman Soldiers' is ripe with storytelling. Upon first glance, one would assume
    that the piece dichotomizes the saved and unsaved in its two-part earth-sky
    composition; however, the painting narrates a scene in which the
    roman soldiers confront their own judgement.
  • Artwork of the Week: 'Here There is One Season' by Heino Schmid

    All of the
    pieces shown in the our current exhibition, 'wait. I saw something.' emerge out of small narratives – and this
    sculpture is no exception. Here There is
    One Season
    represents a bouquet of flowers that are starting to wither
    away: the weight of the clay on the tip of wires form the heavy, lethargic
    movements a plant makes when it begins to lose its life. This piece is a response
    to Heino Schmid’s encounter with an abandoned bouquet at a police station (not being arrested, I am supposed to
    clarify) and the idea of letting nature melt into the man-made environment
    around us.

  • Artwork of the Week: "Junkanoo Cosmic Dancer" by Brent Malone

    This week, we highlight the artwork of the late Brent Malone
    in preparation for our upcoming exhibition for Transforming Spaces, MUSE.
    Throughout his life's work, Malone drew inspiration from a select number of
    models that nourished his profound interest in the figure. In "Junkanoo
    Cosmic Dancer", Malone not only draws inspiration from the figure of the cowbellman
    - grounded in a shroud of Junkanoo garb - but also draws from the historic ritual
    of Junknaoo itself.