FOUR artists, Marissa Yung Lee, Maria Diaz, Jadon Matthews and Karlene Francois, have come together to present The Visible Chord exhibition.
The Visible Chord will be hosted at Horizons Art Gallery and the virtual opening night is live on Facebook on October 6 at 6.30 pm. This will be an interactive event and viewers can participate in the live chat with questions and comments, said a media release.
Yung Lee is a self-taught artist best known for her vibrant portraits in oil, with heavy concentration on vibrating colours and alla prima brush and knife work. Speaking of her work she says, “The joy of painting for me is to form these wonderful connections, to be privileged to tell someone’s story”. Having sustained study in the martial arts from an early age, Yung Lee understands painting as a discipline and believes that one must approach each painting as a challenge, and an opportunity to learn and grow.
Diaz believes that three-dimensional art, specifically clay, offers an intimate experience between the artist and the piece. Having to physically mould a work of art with one’s bare hands offers a cathartic experience. The fundamental topic of her work is the human form. Apart from the visual expression, a major component of these sculptures is their concept. This body of work is entitled I am Nobody.
Born Ajamu Zano Hasani Matthews, Matthews uses charcoal or soft pastels to invoke emotions of nostalgia and a strong sense of connection. His current body of work is entitled Expressions and Impressions. A “Jack of many trades” with his art, music and fashion endeavours, Matthews singles out Leonardo Da Vinci as the one individual who has inspired him most. He even once filed for a patent on a mechanical design.
Francois’ work depicts bold, stand-alone subjects which convey a story. Born in San Fernando, Francois is highly accomplished and holds a BTEC Higher National Diploma in graphic design, and multiple business degrees including a masters degree in business administration, the release said. Influenced by the work of Michel-Jean Cazabon, Boscoe Holder and Harry Bryden, Francois uses watercolour to capture crisp, clean images. This time around, she is expressing her fascination with the bois cano leaf.
After the virtual opening, the exhibition can be viewed at Horizons Art Gallery, 37 Mucurapo Road, St James, until October 17. Opening hours are Mondays to Fridays, 9 am-5.30 pm, and Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm.
To can access The Visible Chord's opening night: https://www.facebook.com/Horizonsarttrinidad/