Akilah works with a number of media including drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture as well as high and low relief paintings.
Some of her works deal with pop culture and cultural exchange as well as Barbadian folklore and traditions through ideas of play and souvenirs. Watts’ new works touch on issues such as race, culture as well as ideas of belonging and beauty.
MAY 20TH - JUNE 18TH 2021
Hosted by the Embassy of Argentina,
Lucerne Building, Hastings, Christ Church
Facilitated by Artist Alliance Barbados
The theme of the exhibition is an extension of the Non - Traditional exhibition which was first debuted at the CaFA 2021 Fair. Non - Traditional is an exploration of contemporary expressions of Caribbean identity, with a focus on fine art and digital art.
As we move further and further away from the generations that created what has been deemed ‘tradition’ in Barbados and the Caribbean I am on a search to identify the narratives that are currently being produced by Caribbean artists today. Exploratory Traditional is therefore work that has a connection with traditional Caribbean imagery or stories but is realized in a modern context that reflects the artist and engages the viewer in an unprecedented way.
This exhibition ‘Reality’ goes on to explore the realities created by artists when expressing themselves and their culture. Digital Art and NFTs have opened up a new way for artists to express themselves and this exhibition is an intersection of the forms of realities that can be created.
- Curator, Zoe Osborne of Mahogany Culture
VIEW THE PHYSICAL GALLERY
Viewing by Appointment
Monday - Friday
10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Lucerne Building, The Courtyard Hastings, Christ Church ( Opposite Savannah Hotel)
Call to make an appointment: 246 - 537 - 1800