Thursday, January 30, 2020

Exhibition: “Bendel Hydes: Retrospective” - ENDS ON Thursday, January 30, 2020 at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies

“Bendel Hydes: Retrospective”
Oct 11, 2019-Jan 30, 2020 at
Nat'l Gallery Cayman
Exhibition: “Bendel Hydes: Retrospective” - Opening on Friday, October 11, 2019; show continues through Thursday, January 30, 2020 at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies; Event Details - Where: National Gallery of the Cayman Islands; Location: Esterley Tibbetts Highway, Grand Cayman; Tel: 345-945-8111; email: events@nationalgallery.org.ky
Event Description: “Exhibition: 'Bendel Hydes: Retrospective' - Opening on Friday, October 11, 2019; show continues through Thursday, January 30, 2020 - As the first Caymanian to study fine art abroad and to acquire international recognition, Bendel Hydes is the undisputed forefather of Caymanian contemporary art. This retrospective will trace the artist’s distinguished 45-year career. Initially a proponent of Realism and Pop Art, by the late 1990s, Hydes had moved away from figurative work to a purely abstract visual language that he refers to as ‘luminescent abstraction.’ He employs a vocabulary of semi-figurative, biomorphic shapes and symbols to address issues such as isolation, vulnerability, beauty, topography and the character of place. Inspiration may come from the experience of a passing sound vibration or the feeling of the wind by the ocean ... Works by Hydes are held in the collections of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Island National Archive, and UBS (Cayman Islands), as well as numerous private collections internationally, including that of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Hydes is featured in ‘Caribbean Art,’ a history of Caribbean painting, published by Thames & Hudson, London, and in ‘He Hath Founded it Upon the Seas: A History of the Cayman Islands and Its People.’ He is a Co-Founder of the Cayman Islands National Gallery and the Cayman National Cultural Foundation ...” — Read more: National Gallery Cayman and National Gallery Cayman-Facebook
For further information: National Gallery Cayman, National Gallery Cayman-Twitter and National Gallery Cayman-Facebook. For further information about the Artist: Bendel Hydes-Facebook.

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