Popopstudios Presents ‘Deception’ Photography Exhibition
Popopstudios Features “Deception“, a Themed Exhibit of Photographic Art by Seventeen Artists from The Bahamas Opening December 8, 2011.
Following last year’s successful fine art photographic exhibition, Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts is delighted to announce the opening of “Deception”, an exhibition featuring a new collection of innovative photographic art created by seventeen artists from The Bahamas.
Opening on December 8, the images will remain on view until January 7, 2012. “Deception” is the second annual fine art photographic exhibition at Popopstudios and the first to focus on a central theme.
The exhibition showcases the works of seventeen brilliant visual artists from The Bahamas, each expressing their personal interpretations of the theme “Deception”. All of the photographs, encompassing an array of imaging techniques and visual styles, were taken within the last twelve months and have never been exhibited before.
Each image in the exhibition displays the artist’s own unique style. John Cox, the founder and driving force behind Popostudios, is an established visual artist whose drawings, mixed media pieces and outsized paintings have been featured in numerous exhibitions. John’s images show his ability to move seamlessly between painting and photography. Lyndah Wells’ graphic portraits depict the stereotypical deceptions we are subjected to when viewing images of women. Ash Henderson’s photography shows familiar views of our world through an engaging and undiluted perspective.
In contrast, Jackson Petit explores the concept of masking oneself. Heino Schmid’s images recontextualize the usual, revealing the subject matter as something unusual. Duke Wells, meanwhile, has focused on an intense and graphic interpretation of the show’s theme. His work gives the viewer a dynamic display of color and form which is usually only seen in other mediums.
Other artists contributing to the exhibition are: Jason Bennett, Dede Brown, Steffon Grant, Kendal Hanna, Sabrina Lightbourn, Phoebe Luk, Jeff Major, Kishan Munroe, Holly Parotti, Alistair Stevenson and Lisa Wells.
This exhibition will present for sale a selection of signed and numbered editioned prints from most of the artists.
Several of the photographers will be available for a gallery talk, free and open to the public, on Wednesday, December 14 at 4:00pm in the Popopstudios gallery. They will discuss the process of creating and capturing images as well as the concepts behind their individual works.
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 2011
from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Exhibition on display until Saturday, January 7, 2012
Popopstudios International Center for The Visual Arts
Gallery Hours: 11:00am – 5:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday.