The Brighton Storeroom’s latest exhibition, Kraig Yearwood: This Is How Our Garden Grows, abounds with jubilant references to the fullness of life on earth. At the same time, this metaphor-laden exhibition reminds us of the fragility of our own existence, a particularly poignant and universal message for communities emerging from months in lockdown only to be confronted by societal and environmental challenges posed by climate change, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other factions. This Is How Our Garden Grows is as much a homage to the beauty of nature and the space we occupy as it is a sobering admonition of the consequences of every choice and action we undertake.
meet ttff/20 festival artist, mark kingtrinidad + tobago film festival, Friday August 7th, 2020
Our festival artist for the 15th edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival is the talented interdisciplinary artist, Mark King, whose work combines fashion, surface design, sculpture and installation to name just a few of the tools he uses. FILMCO’s education coordinator, Catherine Emmanuel, spoke with King about his work, his interests and thoughts on being our ttff/20 festival artist.
LOCAL DESIGNERS SHOWCASE TALENTThe Barbados Advocate, Tuesday July 23rd, 2020 By: André Springer
Designer Pauline Bellamy explains her concept behind her blue textured
masks in The Blue exhibit at The Brighton Storeroom this past weekend.
Last weekend The Brighton Storeroom exploded with colour and Pauline Bellamy, along with Kraig Yearwood, each contributed beautiful pieces saturated with the colour blue.
The post-lockdown exhibit themed The Blue, was the third recent showing for the gallery and included works from local artists and designers. Designer Pauline Bellamy was eager to be part of the showcase and explained why to The Barbados Advocate.
The Blueby LIVING BARBADOS on JULY 21, 2020
Sofie Warren Weathered 2018 Digital Print
Less than a year after it burst on to the regional art scene, The Brighton Storeroom launches its third exhibition, The Blue. The title might reflect the way some of us are feeling at the moment but the curators claim that the inspiration for TheBlue was formed in 2019 following conversations with various artists, designers and collectors.
And for an island nation like Barbados, surrounded by blue skies and turquoise waters, an exhibition devoted to the colour blue is uplifting and celebratory of our Caribbean environment and culture.
BLUE-TIFUL BRIGHTON EXHIBITIONThe Barbados Advocate, Tuesday July 21st, 2020 By: André Springer
The Austin Fields contribution of the flying fish inspired Slope Glider was a
popular piece with the patrons. Here Fields explains his work, the Slope Glider,
to a curious guest.
The beautiful works featured this past weekend included an eclectic
mix of paintings, collage and sculptures interspersed with items
designed and employed in everyday life by artists and designers from
Barbados, Guyana, the Bahamas, and the wider region.
Emerging artists Kraig Yearwood, Versia Abeda Harris, Llanor Alleyne,
and Tessa Whitehead were shown alongside the more established Caroline
Holder, Alison Chapman Andrews and Stanley Greaves. Designers from
Barbados included Neil Barnard, Pauline Bellamy and the architect Paul
Simpson, beside photographers William Cummins and Sofie Warren.
Curators Dennis de Caires and Estelle Thompson were both pleased with
the turn out at the launch of the event. Thompson explained that blue
is a colour which inspires many artists around the world.
Sprouting Up in a New CityQuarantine & Art, Marsha Pearce, May 6th, 2020
Artist Llanor Alleyne at her new home in Tulsa Oklahoma. Image courtesy the artist.
QUARANTINE AND ART IS A CONVERSATION SERIES INITIATED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE GLOBAL COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
A conversation between Marsha Pearce and Llanor Alleyne
INTER | SECTIONALITY: Diaspora in the Creole CityCurated by Rosie Gordon-Wallace and Sanjit Sethi
Open Nov. 14, 2019 - March 20, 2020 at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
ARTIST Caroline Holder, one of 25 artists featured in Inter | Sectionality, a bold, multiregional, multidisciplinary exhibition, curatorial collaboration and exploration of the emergence of the “Creole City” as a local, regional and global phenomenon. Internationally recognized curators Sanjit Sethi, former director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, and Rosie Gordon-Wallace, founder, president and curator of DVCAI (Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator) have designed this collaboration to provide a lens through which communities and community leaders internationally can begin to better understand themselves, their diversities and their unlimited possibilities.
The Current presents: “Eclipse” – New Works by Max Taylor and John Cox
|Smith & Benjamin’s ‘BAHAMIAN ART & CULTURE’ Issue No. 399, Thursday November 21st, 2019|
An eclipse is an obscuring of light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and its source of illumination. It is a type of coming together – an overlapping, shadowing, crossing-over of something and another.
This new body of work by Bahamian artists Max Taylor and John Cox explores a kind of intersection, where the joining of artists, practices, ideas, material, and imagery brilliantly demonstrate the endless possibilities of art-making and its ability to overlap time and time again.
The work of Bahamian artists Tessa Whitehead and John Cox is showcased in the inaugural exhibition of The Brighton Storeroom gallery in St. George, Barbados.
|Bahamian artists showcased in new Caribbean gallery - Smith & Benjamin’s ‘BAHAMIAN ART & CULTURE’ Issue No. 397, Friday November 8th, 2019|
Bahamian artists showcased in new Caribbean gallery - Smith & Benjamin’s ‘BAHAMIAN ART & CULTURE’ Issue No. 397, Friday November 8th, 2019
Bahamian artists Tessa Whitehead and John Cox are two of ten artists selected for the inaugural exhibition of The Brighton Storeroom in Barbados.
The gallery’s inaugural exhibition entitled “beginning” celebrates this starting point – the origin, of a new space, with an ethos to support past, present and future art that is inspiring, fresh, and reflecting the Caribbean now. It showcases ten artists whose diverse creative approaches reflect on and celebrate contemporary Caribbean life and culture. Among the ten artists are Bahamians Tessa Whitehead and John Cox
Artist Mark King in collaboration with Bregje Cox teach a workshop at the Tate Modern. Over four days they will invite the public to create bespoke patterns and mood boards that address the theme of power and how it relates to both the spaces we inhabit and the evolving environment of the Tate Exchange workshop space.
Enclothed Cognition is a collaborative project from Barbadian visual artist Mark King and Dutch fashion designer Bregje Cox. The collection is primarily inspired by the behavioral psychological theory of Enclothed Cognition. Particularly how a garment’s symbolic meaning paired with the physical experience of wearing the garment combines to impact the wearer’s performance in everyday tasks. Enclothed Cognition seeks to empower others by bringing awareness to the interplay between the clothes we wear, the built environment and the human mind.