The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands presents ‘Mediating Self’

By ARC Magazine Monday, July 10th, 2017 Categories: Exhibitions, Updates
 

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) presents ‘Mediating Self’, an exhibition of works from the permanent collections of the National Gallery, the National Museum, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, and private collections. These works have been brought together to illustrate the ways in which our bodies are used to create and navigate our personal and collective identities. This show was curated by Kerri-Anne Chisholm and will be on display until September 20, 2017.

Simon Tatum, Looking Glass, 2015.

Simon Tatum, Looking Glass, 2015.

Our bodies are transmitters of signals -both verbal and nonverbal. How we present our bodies, dress choice, language communicate our sense of self. These signals are fundamental to how we relate to, and understand aspects of our identity.

The construction of self is developed unconsciously and unconsciously, and occupies a space of flux and fluidity. Self-identity is affected by our occupation(s), affiliations, social and familial relationships, our abilities and expectations.

Spanning a timeline of approximately forty years, these artworks showcase the representation of the human body as creator and carrier of meaning. In this exhibition the body -illustrated through the figure and the portrait- becomes a vehicle for us to examine/consider and negotiate self.

Patssy Higuchi, Passiva, 2001.

Patssy Higuchi, Passiva, 2001.

Charles Long, Washing Line, 1979.

Charles Long, Washing Line, 1979.

Featuring works by:

Wray Banker, Adigio Benitez, David Bridgeman, John Broad, Gladwyn ‘Miss Lassie’ Bush, Nelson Dominguez, Al Ebanks, Ernest Henry, Patssy Higuchi, Greg Lipton, Charles Long, Chris Mann, Leigh Pawling, Miguel Powery, Joanne Sibley, Gordon Solomon, Nasaria Suckoo Chollette, Simon Tatum, Twyla Vargas, and Avril Ward.

See more on the NGCI website here.

Gordon Solomon, Harolds Picky Head Boy, 2010.

Gordon Solomon, Harolds Picky Head Boy, 2010.

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