Friday, April 26, 2019

Upcoming Exhibitions at the NAGB

On Thursday, May 2nd starting at 7:00 p.m. the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas invites the general public to the opening of our spring shows, Chan Pratt "Resurrection" and Tessa Whitehead's "...there are always two deaths." The event is free and open to the public and will feature entertainment and refreshments.

Chan Pratt "Resurrection"
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is proud to debut two exceptional exhibitions on May 2nd, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Works by renowned artist Chan Pratt were selected to challenge creative expression, inspire conversation and evoke strong emotional responses from viewers. With over 90 pieces from the master Bahamian artist, the NAGB celebrates his life and creativity posthumously with “Resurrection.” Pratt is known as one of the first Bahamian visual artists who successfully transitioned from the corporate world to follow his passion and go on to produce breathtaking works of art.

Pratt typically used acrylic, watercolour and oils, which allowed him to experiment with and master his craft.  However, it was his relationship with the palette knife that truly catapulted his observations into a nuance of depth. As his skill matured, he used tropical colours, and with the breaking of the plane brought on and pushed by knife application, he was able to add diffusion to the tropical/temperate light, cooling the temperature and bringing a sculpted sensibility to his work. This novel technique enhanced realism and gave a very present feeling to the viewer, often adding to the tranquil mood found in the environments depicted.
...there are always two deaths

The NAGB also welcomes the first solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Tessa Whitehead showcasing a new body of paintings entitled "...there are always two deaths”. Whitehead’s extraordinary and haunting work, delves into many subjects that deal with the past, folklore and landscape; but also with feelings of rejection and belonging that arise from issues of race or mixed heritage, but also of gender and the dark, difficult journey that entails moving through the 21st century as a Bahamian woman.
The event is FREE and open to the public! →
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