Philippe Dodard: Spirit of the Caribbean
Curator: Dr. Nkiru Nzegwu
Artwork from Exhibition Online
October 18 - January 30, 2009
A press release on the upcoming exhibition at Akégo and Sahara galleries.
Philippe Dodard: Spirit of the Caribbean provides an unprecedented opportunity to experience and purchase the recent works of one of Haiti’s most celebrated artist Mr. Dodard in upstate New York. Mr. Dodard lives and creates from his home in Haiti and his international success demonstrates the visionary force of Haiti’s art as well as the artistic fluency, perception and depth of this artist.
Philippe Dodard: Spirits of the Caribbean
Curator: Dr. Nkiru Nzegwu
October 18, 2008–January 15, 2009
Africa House • 50 Washington Avenue • Endicott • NY • 13760 • 607.821.2540.
Endicott, NY — Africa House at 50 Washington Avenue in the Village of Endicott, NY, presents an exhibition and sale of paintings, ink drawings and sculpture by the internationally acclaimed and multi-talented Haitian artist, Philippe Dodard titled, Philippe Dodard: Spirits of the Caribbean. The exhibition, curated by Dr. Nkiru Nzegwu, philosopher, art historian, and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies at Binghamton University, opens in the Akégo and Sahara Galleries on October 18, 2008 and continues through January 15, 2009.
Philippe Dodard: Spirit of the Caribbean provides an unprecedented opportunity to experience and purchase the recent works of one of Haiti’s most celebrated artist Mr. Dodard in upstate New York. Mr. Dodard lives and creates from his home in Haiti and his international success demonstrates the visionary force of Haiti’s art as well as the artistic fluency, perception and depth of this artist. Featuring more than 60 works in a range of media, including painting, drawing, and sculpture, this exhibition draws substantively from Haiti’s cultural roots and the modernist ethos of classical African art. Collectively, the works capture the dynamism, vibrant energy, and restlessness of a people who taught the world the true meaning of freedom. Philippe Dodard: Spirit of the Caribbean highlights the role of Africa House as a venue for distinguished artists and exceptionally talented artists of African descent from any part of the world. Africa House is proud to showcase works that articulate a range of possibilities, and celebrate an artistic vision that grasps the essence of forms. The exhibition is on view at Africa House from October 18 2008 through January 15, 2009.
The artist will give a gallery talk on October 19 at 5:00 p.m. immediately after the opening reception of the exhibition; and a roundtable discussion on Haitian art and the art of Philippe Dodard follows on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Africa House, 50 Washington Avenue, Endicott, New York 13760. Please join us for these events. Bring a group of friends and inform everyone you know who appreciates art, in general, and Haitian art, in particular.
Africa House opened in October 2007 and is located in the historic Village of Endicott, birthplace of IBM at 50 Washington Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760. It has two galleries—Akégo and Sahara—with a combined floor space of 3220 sq. ft., see www.africaresource.com/house/exhibitions/index.html. The galleries open Tuesday through Saturday, 12 – 6 pm, and by special appointment for art collectors. Africa House is closed every Sunday and Monday. Admission is free. For more information about the exhibition and events at Africa House, please call 607.821.2540. If you would like to receive future invitations and announcements, kindly sign up for the House Mailer at Africa House website: www.africaresource.com/house.