News day reporter
Sunjata, an artist originally from Barbados and based in TT, is set to curate a new exhibition of paintings and sculptures at 101 Art Gallery.
Sundiata: Paintings, drawings and sculptures, 2018-2022, from September 17 to 25 at
the gallery in Newtown, Port of Spain.
His exhibit will include oil and watercolor paintings as well as his hardwood carving in samaan, cedar, mahogany and sapodilla.
Coming after the 60th anniversary of TT’s independence last month and continuing in celebration of Republic Day, Sundiata’s latest body of work reflects local heritage in carnival, market scenes, classical houses , etc.
“It usually allows the medium to dictate the expression that ultimately emerges in the finished pieces – such as the carnival scenes that will be among exhibits.
“He is also concerned with light and how it interacts with various hues, as well as examples of natural reflection, which is why even the actual canvas he uses while painting has an impact on the final product” , says a statement about the exhibition.
His works are available for sale and a two-day preview on September 15 and 16, from noon to 6 p.m., offers both privacy and a competitive edge for art collectors. Those interested can contact Mark Pereira (678-0460) or Dulcie Nieves (686-7943).
Official opening hours on September 17 and 18 are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event then goes from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, then from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the last Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, check out 101 Art Gallery’s online spaces on Instagram and Facebook, as well as its website at 101artgallery.com.