Clover's Fine Art Gallery
Cordially Invites You
Visual Beats: Caribbean Compositions
Clover’s Fine Art Gallery – 338 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
June 5 – August 1, 2010
Ramona Candy, a Haitian painter and printmaker, has coined herself as a choreographer on canvas. Candy’s passion for dance has fueled her artistic career. She was recently recognized as the official visual artist for the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual Dance Africa Celebration. She has evolved from performer to visual fine artist. Candy has been recognized by Brooklyn’s community of artists as well as by theatrical groups, such as Blue Man Group. In recent years Candy has developed a passion for chine collé monotypes and callograph print making. The mixture of textures in the surfaces of the work interlace on paper. The compositions are built through layers and symbols, the same way music is composed and a dance is choreographed. The visual beats drum up a place for cognitive reflection.
Mary Chang studied at the School of Visual Arts and Cooper Union. She has acted in independent films which have been featured at The New Directors Film Festival at MoMA. Her recent exhibitions include the MUBE, in São Paulo Brazil. A multi cultural persona, Chang’s paintings take inspiration from bright forms of color interacting in space. She is inspired by everything from “objects such as garbage on a sidewalk to an ocean’s songs riding the tide.” Her compositions move using their own rhythm and life force: “There is the breath that frees me or alerts me of my self-consciousness in my work. It is absence or presence of life that fills my art.”
Noel Copeland, a Jamaican born artist, works in several media. On view at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery are his recent relief constructions using aluminum. The inspirations comes from a range of sources such as an industrial view of Manhattan, social commentary on tourists, natural disasters or the effects of Sugar Cane on the development of Jamaica. These brightly colored aluminum sculptures are wall mount reliefs. Copeland collages metal cutouts into a sea of organic shapes symbolizing his perspective on the bustling world around us. These sculptures are an extension of his well known pottery and company Monoco Designs.
Francks Décéus, born in Haiti, has exhibited in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum, Mocada, Dorsey Gallery, and Corridor Gallery. He recently was selected to participate in the 10th annual Havana Biennale. His works on paper reflect spiritual journeys; Clover’s Fine Art Gallery will be showing part of the Pilgrimage series. These works on paper bridge figurative and abstracted elements spiritually through mixed media. In the words of the artist, the works “are austere and playful in equal measure, it’s a sort of conceptual portrait of any of us as we seek understanding in a world of contingencies.”
Scherezade Garcia, from the Dominican Republic, is a multi media artist. Currently on view at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery are two paintings titled Fallen Angel that reflect the history of the Dominican Republic. Garcia has studied at Fine Arts Altos de Chavon School of Design and Parsons School of Design. She recently received her MFA from the City College of New York. In 2006, she had a solo exhibition at Lehman College in the Bronx. Garcia states “It interests me to create allegories of history, power, love and politics. My fascination with the duality of everything is an essential part of my discourse; in many cases the duality of salvation, questioning of paradise and the expectations of eternity. I play with a variety of strategies to appropriate from and transform historical and geographical references of sources for inspiration.”
Directions: A/C/G to Hoyt/Schermerhorn Street; F/G to Bergen
2/3 to Hoyt Street; 4/5 to Borough Hall