Exhibitions: Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art

Nicole Awai (b. Trinidad 1966; works in United States). Specimen from L.E. (Local Ephemera): Resistance with Black Ooze, 2005. Graphite, acrylic paint, nail polish, and glitter on paper, 52 x 58 in. (132.1 x 147.3 cm). Courtesy of the artist (Photo: Jason Mandella)

Artist Statement

I am focused primarily on two things, multiplicity of perspective (the many at once) and the elasticity of time . . . which stretches and bounces back and forth in our complex, collective human psyche. History dissolves, evaporates, and reconstitutes constantly and all at once, making the postcolonial predicament immediate and ephemeral, distant and perpetual. The shift space, the ooze, the place in between, is where meaning is elucidated and compounded all at once.

 

6 Comments

I REDALLY LIKE THIS ART I THINK IT IS REALLY COOOL SON I WOULD LOVE TO DRAW LIKE THIS
— Posted by JORDAYNE LAMEY
ooooo trinidad!!!!!!! trini 2 de bone.....doubles n aloo pie r the best man....oh gosh
— Posted by fatty ann
i think its beautiful
— Posted by anna wen
Nicole Awai is an amazing artist and teacher!!
— Posted by
very nice
— Posted by BIHS
From one Trini to another - I look at that, and I would like to know what is in her mind when she's doing this. I see the readings of what's she's trying to bring out. But for somebody like me, you got to break it down. What really is this? Because I'm reading those words - I got to go to the dictionary to find out stuff.
— 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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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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