However, last Saturday (February 27th) I found myself in the city running a few errands and made a hasty decision to visit the "Serious Play" art exhibition being hosted at the EXCHANGE Gallery across from The Central Bank of Barbados.
EXCHANGE GalleryThe three artists on show were Joshua Lue Chee Kong (Trinbagonian from Trinidad and Tobago), Versia Harris (Barbadian) and Leandro Soto (Cuban/American).
The pleasant guard on duty was very helpful with my query whether it was okay to take photos. A quick phone call to the Curator proved that it was permissible to do so.
The lighting inside the gallery was perfect for the display but I'm afraid my camera did not do fair justice to the pieces.
This year being the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese lunar calendar some of the displayed works portrayed and highlighted the monkey.
Himself as Emperor
Himself as Warrior
Himself as Performer
The monkey paintings were done by Versia Harris.
The moulded clay figures were made by Joshua Lue Chee Kong.
The drawings and artwork were done by Leandro Soto.
Messages in bottles
Moulded Memories by Josh Lu
Trinidad Chinese Flag...I liked this concept.
Artist Bio of Joshua Lue Chee Kong
Artist Bio of Versia Harris
Artist Bio of Leandro Soto
I loved the fact that I had the gallery all to myself to explore and get close up and personal to each piece of artwork...(I arrived early not long after the gallery opening).
I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if it were crowded with lots of people.
To the artists I say ....Fascinating and truly creative....keep up the good work.