Thursday, November 5, 2015

Exhibition: “tIDal shift” An exploration of self within contemporary Cayman - show runs through Thursday, November 5, 2015 at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies

(Image: 'The Swan' (2014) by Pippa Ridley. Gouache and collage on board)
Exhibition: “tIDal shift” Sept 10-Nov 5, 2015 at 

National Gallery Cayman  https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/
Exhibition: “tIDal shift” An exploration of self within contemporary Cayman - Members’ Reception on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm; show runs from Thursday, September 10, 2015 through Thursday, November 5, 2015 at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies; Event Details - Where: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands; Location: Esterley Tibbetts Highway, Grand Cayman; Telephone: 345-945-8111; email: info@nationalgallery.org.ky and education@nationalgallery.org.ky
Event Description: “The National Gallery invites you to the Members’ Reception of the new exhibition 'tIDal shift' - An exploration of self within contemporary Cayman. Featuring works by: Shane Aquart, Matt Brown, Heidi Bassett Blair, Wray Banker, David Bridgeman, Randy Chollette, Manuela Dack, Aston Ebanks, Davin Ebanks, Kerwin Ebanks, Meegan Ebanks, Sean Ebanks, Kaitlyn Elphinstone, Frank E. Flowers, Jamie Hahn, Ben Hudson, Bendel Hydes, Paul Jordison, Greg Lipton, Chris Mann, Elena McDonough, Pippa Ridley, Judy Singh, Gordon Solomon, Nasaria Suckoo Chollette, Simon Tatum and Elina Zavala. Members’ Reception is on Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. Esterly Tibbetts Highway, RSVP to (345) 945 8111 or assistant@nationalgallery.org.ky. For entry to the members’ reception please bring your NGCI membership card. Exhibition runs from Thursday, 10 September until Thursday, 5 November 2015. See you at the Gallery! For membership details visit: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Become-a-Member.”Read more: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Exhibition-NGCI/tIDalshift/upcomingexhibitions and https://www.facebook.com/NatGalCayman
Event Narrative: “Up until a few decades ago the Cayman Islands existed as a hard-working, conservative frontier society, carving out an existence from seafaring, turtling and other maritime activities. Today, this way of life has changed beyond recognition, driven initially by the growing affluence generated during the Southwell Years, and later the growth of the financial and tourism industries; a shift that has had enormous repercussions on our islands’ wider culture, its expressions and material testimony. Each of the artists featured in this exhibition were invited to consider the impact that this rapid socio-cultural transformation has had on their sense of self, and on the wider concepts of national identity. Some create from a deeply introspective viewpoint via explorations of memory, family, language and personal mythologies, while others address the wider, often highly contested, notions of immigration, political status, ethnicity and race, rights of citizenship, development, and the erosion of tradition. Collectively these works offer a critical space through which to begin articulating what it truly means to be “of” these islands in the 21st century. The exhibition features large-scale installations, sculpture, painting, new media and multi-disciplinary work, digital art, video and large- format photographs, in addition to an off-site public art project ...”Read more: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/Exhibition-NGCI/tIDalshift/upcomingexhibitions and https://www.facebook.com/NatGalCayman
For further information: https://www.nationalgallery.org.ky/, https://twitter.com/NatGalCaymanand https://www.facebook.com/NatGalCayman.  Image above: 'The Swan' (2014) by Pippa Ridley. Gouache and collage on board.  For further information about Artist Pippa Ridley: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pippa-Ridley/245295845551860.  Related article: https://caymannewsservice.com/local_news/2015/09/09/new-art-exhibition-explores-cayman-identity/.

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