Alice Yard hosts a conversation with Pinky & Emigrante

By ARC Magazine Thursday, February 21st, 2013 Categories: Artist Talk, Updates
 

On Thursday 21 February, 7 pm, at Alice Yard will host artists Luis Vasquez La Roche and Alicia Milne who have been producing work together in the public space in Trinidad since 2011. Their tag, P&E, short for Pinky & Emigrante, is a playful reference to their shared interests in ideas of home and perception.

Temporary sand installation, Eastern Main Road, St. Joseph, Trinidad. 2013

Temporary sand installation, Eastern Main Road, St. Joseph, Trinidad. 2013

While they both maintain individual artistic practices, they also collaborate in creating street installations and pastings, zines, exhibitions, and murals. They have participated in the Trinidad leg of the Urban Heartbeat  mural project in the Queen’s Park Savannah (March 2012) and were specially invited to send work for an installation of their street pastings at the WOMA exhibition in Grenada (April 2012). In July 2013 they will participate in the  Open Ateliers Zuidoost Artists in Residence (OAZO AIR) programme in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Emigarnte Exeriments Pt1: sample#4

Emigarnte Exeriments Pt1: sample#4

In their talk at Alice Yard, Vasquez La Roche and Milne will discuss their recent collaborative work and their experience of working in the public space. All are invited.

About the artists:

Luis Vasquez La Roche was born in 1983 in Caracas, Venezuela. He moved to Trinidad and Tobago in 2002. He later studied visual arts at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. His works are explorations of personal experiences and his new adopted space and culture. He has participated in several group shows, such as Erotic Art Week TT (2010), Mensajes Positivosin Chile (2011), and PFC (pon una foto en la calle) in Venezuela (2012). In 2012 he had his first solo exhibition in Trinidad, titledThe Search – La Busqueda.

Alicia Milne is a Trinidadian artist who enjoys working with tactile materials. She also has an interest in manipulating moving images. Her drawings, plaster, ceramic and video works have been exhibited in Trinidad, Grenada, and the United States. After a voluntary sabbatical while settling into teaching art in a local secondary school, she is currently working on a series that merges digital and drawn images on tactile surfaces.

Pasting, Balmain, Couva, Trinidad. 2011

Pasting, Balmain, Couva, Trinidad. 2011

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