Art Exhibition: Wendy Nanan’s “Independence”

Wonderful work!

Repeating Islands

Wendy Nanan’s “Independence” opens on Thursday, August 2, 2012, at the Medulla Gallery. The exhibition continues until August 30, 2012. The opening reception will take place from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Medulla Gallery is located at 37 Fitt Street in Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

Nanan describes her work: “The making of Queens, papier-mâché heads collaged with stamps, was first inspired by the hosting of CHOGM here in Trinidad and Tobago, and then by the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The work raises questions of British Colonial Imperialism and that colonial brainwashing has formulated the thinking patterns of the now “independent” peoples. The statement: “How can a woman from Siparia ever be a Prime Minister” is a direct result of that colonial conditioning and the clinging to our own now self-imposed mental slavery. “In the year of the Golden Jubilee, black faces are absent from the crowds celebrating the royal pomp…

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