April 2nd, 2019
Brigidy Bram: The Kendal Hanna Story
“Brigidy Bram” reveals the life of Bahamian master artist Kendal Hanna who is known as one of The Bahamas’ first abstract expressionists.
This exhibit presents recent works by the artist and is a fundraiser to extend Californian filmmaker Laura Gamse’s award-winning short film about Hanna, “Brigidy Bram”, to a full length feature film. All works are for sale.
In the 1950s, when Kendal was in his twenties, he traveled to New York City to pursue his passion unaware that he suffered from schizophrenia. While there, Kendal suffered a mental breakdown and was institutionalized undergoing an electric shock therapy course of four treatments per week. Upon his release from the mental hospital two years later, Hanna used art to recover his motor capabilities and mental acuity. The film’s objective is to share his incredible story and journey with the world.
On exhibit at The D’Aguilar Foundation until February 28, 2014
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am to 4pm