Private View: Saturday 13th of February 2010 – 5 pm – 10 pm
Exhibition runs from: Friday 12th to Thursday 18th of February 2010
Gallery Opening Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 11 am – 6.30 pm
Last day of Exhibition: Thurs 18th of February: 11.00am to 5.00pm
“Citrus are composed of various fruits joined to form an apparently simple fruit.”
– pg.346, Healthy Foods by George D. Pamplona-Roger, MD
In the same way that a citrus fruit is a collection of smaller fruits storing a cocktail of nutrients, a simple painting can harbour a rich narrative. This is the basis of LaRocque’s second exhibition; to display a selection of works that are distinctly feminine in tone, Afro-Caribbean in perspective, yet universal in spirit.
Her paintings are long stories made short, conveying the action and the moral. They are “ordinarily exotic” scenes from her everyday life that are often viewed with curiosity by those outside of her cultural community. They focus on the serious, humorous, fickle and conscientious. They draw the viewer into the moment, inviting them to participate in the experience or relate to the sentiment, then walk away with a new topic of conversation.
Melanie “Shay” LaRocque was born and raised in London to Trinidadian parents. She is a self-taught Artist & Designer based in the UK and the Caribbean. You can view her works and read more about her inspirations at the following websites.
Flickr album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaygondesigns/