Exhibitions: Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art

Christopher Cozier (b. Trinidad 1959). Tropical Night, 2006–present. Ink, pencil, stamps. Two hundred drawings, each 9 x 7 in. (22.9 X 17.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement

I am investigating my voice and voicelessness simultaneously. . . . I am very wary of narrative as it often feels like an imposition on experience, a rationalization that inhibits as much as it offers consolation or promises order or meaning. Over time, I have begun to understand or accept that the conceptual process itself became the actual work. I began to call it my "cultural autopsy."

 

21 Comments

THE ART IS VERY PEACEFUL
— Posted by AMANDA
this art work is very colorful and beautiful.I admire this artist.
— Posted by Terrance George
I LIKE THIS WITH THE DIFFERENT PICVS YOU COOL
— Posted by JORDAYNE LAMEY
very nice use of brown and green. peace.
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i think it it kind of good
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Hey Chris, Good to see you're still on the ball. This show was a well-kept secret for us down here, unfortunately. Would have loved to join or visit. Congratulations..and hopefuly we'll meet in the not too distant future! Keep me posted.
— Posted by Stan Kuiperi- Aruba
identity is an illusion!
— Posted by
SO COOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!
— Posted by anna wen
awwsome
— Posted by BEF
i think this is excellent
— Posted by
I think this is an very good telling of a painful story of South Africa.
— Posted by Morriah Lisowski
the guitar made out of the bikes was a beautiful and interesting piece of art.
— Posted by
I loved this piece, it was really a standout and I like the artist statement too. Looking forward to more of this artist's work.
— Posted by Daina
I like it too!
— Posted by John
i like it!
— Posted by william
I THINK THIS ART WORK IS 1 OF THE BEST IVE SEEN I THANK OUR PEOPLE FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER SO OUR CHILDREN AND SO ON CAN SEE IT AND GET INFO ON THEIR BACKGROUND THANKS TOTHE ART GALLERY FOR HAVING THIS
— Posted by EBONY TORRES
i love all this pieces and the interpretation of life. humorous and creative...
— Posted by
Love the idea of process and being a "cultural autopsy" as it seems continuous and revealing - it gives me strong recollections of the work and process of William Kentridge who integrates social moral dilemmas linked to history - Find the delicasy of these works more intimate and open for breathing and living. Seems that there is a lot to be seen and experienced still. Annette Loubser, Bathurst, South Africa.
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We are not sure, we'll have to see it in person.
— Posted by R. Wenger
It reminds me of my dreams.
— Posted by
So it's like normal things. I can go with this. If I can have it show I will. I look at it and I say "This is that, this is the other. I can recognize stuff. It's fine. The colors are fine."
— Posted by Pat from Curepe

Exhibition Highlights
Highlight Thumbnail: Tirzo Martha: Spirit of the Caribe Highlight Thumbnail: Polibio Diaz: Despues de la siesta Highlight Thumbnail: Raquel Paiewonsky: Levitando: A un solo pie Highlight Thumbnail: Jorge Pineda: Mambru Highlight Thumbnail: Colectivo Shampoo: D La Mona Plaza Highlight Thumbnail: Storm Saulter: Waterboot Highlight Thumbnail: Marcel Pinas: Kuku Highlight Thumbnail: Christopher Cozier: Tropical Night Highlight Thumbnail: Alexandre Arrechea: Elementos arquitectonicos Highlight Thumbnail: Jean-Ulrick Desert: The Burqa Project Highlight Thumbnail: Glenda Leon: Prolongacion del deseo Highlight Thumbnail: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla: Under Discussion Highlight Thumbnail: Alex Burke: The Spirit of Caribbean Highlight Thumbnail: Ewan Atkinson: You Will Have to Use Soap Highlight Thumbnail: Liset Castillo: Departure Point I Highlight Thumbnail: Satch Hoyt: Say It Loud! Highlight Thumbnail: Arthur Simms and Peter Orner: Globe: The Veld Highlight Thumbnail: Nicole Awai: Specimen from L.E. Highlight Thumbnail: Deborah Jack:T/here Highlight Thumbnail: Miguel Luciano: Platano Pride

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Video
Say It Loud! Artist Talk: Hew Locke Artist Talk: Raquel Paiewonsky Artist Talk: Deborah Jack Artist Talk: Polibio Diaz Artist Talk: Annalee Davis

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