Lucayan Redux Gives Voice To Prehistoric Culture

By in ANNEX, events, Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions on November 30, 2015

Photo by Lisa Wells

“The idea of Long Island being a prehistoric Lucayan metropolis intrigued me, as my grandparents are from there, and my grandmother especially has indigenous features. This was enough for me to consider the idea of Lucayans surviving the historic genocide,” Symonette explained.

Lucayan Evolution Redux

In an attempt to imagine the Lucayan people’s survival in a modern-day Bahamas, the exhibition featured plaster masks cast from locals’ faces and painted in a style reminiscent of African and indigenous tribal culture.

For Symonette, the show’s narrative is one of identity in a postcolonial Bahamas, giving a representative voice to a culture and people long forgotten in this country.

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