The Division of Fine Arts at the Barbados Community College, celebrated with renowned Barbadian artist, Winston Kellman at a reception to launch his exhibition, Time & Place Paintings and Drawings, today at the College’s Morningside Gallery.
The solo exhibition is Kellman’s first in five year and features paintings on canvas, watercolours and charcoal drawings with particular focus on scenes of Bathsheba. The rugged East Coast of Barbados is iconic with countless representations in postcards and touristic photographs.
Kellman and Kamau Brathwaite: “The dramatic geological formations of the coastline and the transatlantic link to Africa summons up as well the conflicted historical and social constructions of the island still remains.”
The educational component of the exhibition is a primary concern for Kellman, who has had a long academic career. As part of the exhibition, which continues until September 28, a panel discussion will take place in the Morningside Gallery on Friday at 2 p.m. All are invited.
A full-colour catalogue with three scholarly essays will also be on sale. It is sponsored by the National Art Gallery Committee. The exhibition is open daily Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and appointments can be made to see the exhibition after hours or on weekends by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.