The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas invites you to save the date for the upcoming 10-Year Survey of works by Lavar Munroe. On Thursday, September 13th from 7 pm - 10 pm, the NAGB will exhibit over 50 works created from 2008- 2018, focusing on the evolution of Munroe's creative practice and it's materiality move off the wall and into a richer dimensionality at once exploring the fragility and tenuous relations of the human condition, Blackness, the grotesque and the beautiful.
Munroe's work straddles the line between painting, sculpture and installation challenging narratives around survival, loss and trauma in a world filled with violence as he overcomes the condition of the space to provoke a new kind of possibility and future. Mining mythologies, post-colonial histories and a constellation of literature, social stereotypes are critiqued and tensions are drawn into the somewhat menacing surfaces which continue to trick the body and mind.
The showcase will highlight works which haven't been showcased before in the Bahamas, and Munroe will be creating an in situ installation in honour of his father. The survey will celebrate the works of one of our brightest native sons.