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pARTicipate! - New Exhibition at the D'Aguilar Art Foundation aimed at play and accessibility!

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pARTicipate! - New Exhibition at the D'Aguilar Art Foundation aimed at play and accessibility!

Natalie Willis

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NEW EXHIBITION

open from 17th September - 22nd November 2018 

The D’Aguilar Art Foundation is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, pARTicipate!, a show that aims to highlight the playfulness and accessibility of art. The exhibition intends to be a medium by which children (and fun adults) can learn to appreciate performative artworks of all kinds: from singing sculptures to painting you can walk into, pARTicipate! encourages its viewers to play with the artwork shown in the gallery.

 

The show features five prominent Bahamian artists: June Collie, John Cox, Kendra Frorup, Natascha Vazquez and Margot Bethel. Each artist created a piece of interactive artwork surrounding themes of play, folklore, and storytelling.

 

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Cox’s wearable sculpture BlessedRedeemer is a homage to his mother, who would use this phrase as a form of sigh. It perches on your shoulders in the same way a Junkanoo costume would, transforming the wearer into a superhero (like his mother).

 

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Kendra Frorup’s assemblages of beading, straw work and prints responds to your movement with sound and light. She draws from a multi-media practice that explores the iconography of Caribbean Life.

 

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Dollhouse expands June Collie’s well-known murals in an installation that is explores the internal architecture of her paintings. The piece encourages the viewer to interact with the home she has created.

 

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Vazquez’s six paintings all explore the story of the Lusca, a monster resembling an octopus that resides in blue holes around the Bahamas, in bold, colorful ways.

 

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Bethel’s installation is inspired by folk storytelling through music. Her instruments create sounds with indigenous seeds in recycled containers explores the connection between music and nature.

 

 PLANNING A CLASS VISIT

  • There is no entry fee into the gallery

  • Plan to allow approximately 45 mins for the students to spend in the gallery depending on the age group.

  • We are located on Virginia Street, just west of downtown Nassau.

  • Please get in contact at least two weeks before your planned visit.

 

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Tel: 322-2323 (during office hours Tues & Thurs 10am-4pm)

E-mail: daf_art_events@yahoo.com