Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Exhibition: “PARADISE by Josh Lu” - show runs through Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Medulla Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“PARADISE by Josh Lu” June 16-July 6, 2016 at Medulla Art Gallery
Exhibition & Artist's Talk: “PARADISE by Josh Lu” - Artist’s Talk: Tuesday, July 5, 2016; show runs through Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Medulla Art Gallery — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Where: Medulla Gallery; Location: #37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain; RSVP: Tel: (868) 740 7597 / Email: medullaartgallery@gmail.com
Event Description: “MEDULLA is pleased to invite you to the Exhibition 'PARADISE by Josh Lu.' Show runs through Wednesday, July 6, 2016. How would one begin to imagine the future of the Caribbean given our recent colonial past? Colonialism suggests exploitation, invasion and displacement from a motherland and settlement in a new land. This resulted in many wars and revolts in an effort to reclaim ownership of our own multifaceted identities within the Caribbean region. In trying to push ahead from present day circumstances how can one resolve or develop their own visual language in a society saturated by American pop culture icons like the Kardashians, Coca Cola, the Beyhive and Beliebers. Is the Caribbean being Americanized or is America becoming “Caribbeanized”? This “Caribbeanization” can be seen in the cultural appropriation and pop representation of Caribbean culture in Justin Beiber’s ‘Sorry’ song and Rihanna’s ‘Work’ song. Both songs generated criticisms around validity and authenticity of the Caribbean culture ...”Read more: Medulla Art Gallery-Facebook
About the Artist: “Joshua Lue Chee Kong was born in Trinidad and Tobago. He studied graphic design at the Savannah School of Art and Design where he received a BFA. After graduating, he worked for a year at Alfalfa Studio in New York, developing his skills as a graphic designer. He is presently living in Trinidad doing freelance work in branding, publications and design consultations ...”Read more: Medulla Art Gallery-Facebook
About the Gallery: “Medulla Art Gallery has been established to carry on and develop the traditions of Aquarela Galleries. Medulla, as the name implies, will provide a core space for art education with public participation through exhibitions, forums and workshops. Geoffrey MacLean, Martin Mouttet and Isabel Brash hope to use Medulla to demonstrate art, not only as a social expression, but also as a medium for therapy and growth. Medulla seeks to produce and promote exhibitions and ancillary events of established and emerging artists.”Read more: Medulla Art Gallery-Facebook
For further information: Medulla Art Gallery-Facebook.

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