Gordon Solomon exhibition at National Gallery

| 24/10/2018
CNS Local Life

More Cars Than People by Gordon Solomon

(CNS Local Life): The National Gallery of Cayman Islands (NGCI) is hosting a new solo exhibition by Native Son Gordon Solomon entitled “Life on the Colony”, a series of works marking a “significant departure for the artist, who is perhaps best known for his explorations of traditional Caymanian heritage”, said the gallery in a press release.

“Prompted by a sense of disillusionment and of growing social division within his community”, Solomon has created 18 works that speak to a variety of social issues including the use of GMO mosquitos, beach access, politics, birthrights, seamen’s benefits, environmental concerns, mental and physical health issues, immigration, and economics, the NGCI said.

Created as a visual diary, Solomon’s illustrations of daily life draw inspiration from debates on a local talk show, newspaper extracts, conversations he has had, or comments overheard in the street. They depict a country in the process of rapid change, that is grappling with prosperity and all its challenges – the “joy rides and down sides” of life in an overseas territory, the NGCI added.

The exhibition will be on display in the NGCI Dart Auditorium Gallery from 8 November until 5 December, with a special music recital scheduled for 27 November. Entrance to the exhibition is free.

For more information on the exhibition call 945-8111 or go to the National Gallery website

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