Saturday, July 9, 2016

Exhibition: “KYRIE by Johnathan Smith” - show runs through Saturday, July 9, 2016 at ASTT — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“KYRIE by Johnathan Smith” July 1-9, 2016
at The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago
Exhibition:  “KYRIE by Johnathan Smith” - Opening Reception on Friday, July 1, 2016 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm; show runs through Saturday, July 9, 2016 at ASTT — Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; Cor. Jamaica Blvd & St Vincent Ave; Federation Park, Port of Spain; Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 622-9827 or (868) 738-8273; Email: exhibitions@artsocietytt.org or admin@artsocietytt.org;  Hours: 10am-9pm daily.
Event Description: “'The 'KYRIE ELEISON' is a pre-Christian expression used frequently in Christian liturgy. This Greek expression translates roughly to 'Lord Have Mercy.' This aquatic inspired exhibition is the culmination of my experiences abroad during the first year of my tertiary studies. It is an expression of chaos, turbulence, resilience and adaptation in both the society of Trinidad and Tobago, and personally as a Trinidadian adapting to life in the United States.' — Artist Johnathan Smith

“The exhibition is backed and sponsored by the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT) as Johnathan’s prize for winning Best In Show at the ASTT’s May 2015 Members’ Group Exhibition. Johnathan is the first to win this initiative put on by the ASTT to showcase its emerging artists who have demonstrated immense potential ...”
Read more: KYRIE by Johnathan Smith-Facebook, The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago and The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago-Facebook
Artist's Statement: “Born in 1995, I have a keen interest in photorealism and surrealism. I am influenced by Trinbagonian masters such as Jean-Michel Cazabon, Karen Sylvester, Peter Sheppard and internationally acclaimed artists: Jeremy Geddes, Zaria Forman and Eloy Morales. I am a past student of Hillview College and now at the University of Pennsylvania, I am a candidate for Mechanical Engineering with minors in Fine Arts and Mathematics. I often paint clouds and water because they represent a fixed moment in time for something that’s always changing. There are no two clouds, waves or ripples that are the same. It’s my interpretation of time, temporality and the human condition. My aesthetic philosophy is currently inspired by the dramatic music of Romantic-era composers Tchaikovsky and Mahler. My current goal is to create a contradicting sense of high drama and tranquility in dreamscape pieces. In a strong desire to depart from strictly representational works, I am slowly experimenting with surrealist elements in images containing vast expanses of clouds and/or water ...”Read more: KYRIE by Johnathan Smith-Facebook, The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago and The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago-Facebook
For further information: KYRIE by Johnathan Smith-Facebook, The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago and The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago-Facebook. For further information about the Artist: KYRIE by Johnathan Smith.

No comments:

Post a Comment