Kraig Yearwood solo exhibition at The Brighton Storeroom Gallery. Opening night reception Saturday 5.30 - 7pm, 19 September 2020. opening hours are 8 - 12pm every Saturday and by appointment. “Life, earth, nation, enclosure,
Kraig Yearwood solo exhibition at The Brighton Storeroom Gallery.
Opening night reception
Saturday 5.30 – 7pm, 19 September 2020.
opening hours are 8 – 12pm every Saturday and by appointment.
“Life, earth, nation, enclosure, plot, property, recreation, nourishment, self-sufficiency, primordial Eden, touristic paradise, the human as the enemy of nature, the human as nature: the connotations and interpretive leads of “our garden” in the title of Kraig Yearwood’s new body of works are numerous and, appropriately enough, fertile.
Whereas Yearwood’s previous production has tended towards the auto-biographical, the scope of these recent works – most of which were created during the lockdown – is as universal as the occasion calls for. The shadow of Covid hovers over them all with horizontal strips and lines alluding to the 6’ social distancing protocol. Alongside skulls, masks, thorns, barriers, first-aid gear and other 6’ allusions (this time vertical), they speak to the sense of precariousness and vulnerability, which – in the wickedly compounded context of Covid, climate change and Black Lives Matter – has enveloped us all, and yet is so individually felt.
Kraig Yearwood is a Barbadian artist and designer whose paintings and mixed media works embrace an intuitive process of considering and collecting materials that facilitate an intimate exploration of self as well as larger issues of materialism, consumption and cultural inheritance. While his compositions often feature the refined structure and order associated with graphic design, they are simultaneously interrupted by marks that suggest additional layers of idiosyncratic reasoning.
This Is How Our Garden Grows runs until the end of October
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