Thursday, June 30, 2011

The July 4th Exhibition at Beez and Honey in Trinidad and Tobago

The 4th of July is one of the most important American national holidays. The artists in this exhibition all share something of the independence of America. Kristin Anderson, American, has created a video of a parade in Schoolcraft, Michigan, as well as still prints of scenes from the parade and the blue, white and red flag abstracted into a kaleidoscope, based on images taken on the same day as the parade. Anne Herzog (French) has a collection of small drawings showing the costs of American independence and nationalism; men in army uniforms in the desert somewhere. David Pierre (Trinidadian) offers up watercolors that touch on the effects of immigration and the postcolonial world, both the man-made and natural landscape, as well as the social and psychological landscape, as seen through the lens of America’s influence on the island.

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