Thursday, December 18, 2008

Under de Box

20 December, 2008, 7.00 pm, at Alice Yard


Under de Box, an fundraising exhibition showcasing the work of Alixzandar Morle (aMorle) and Jabari Cook (JB), opens at Alice Yard on Saturday 20 December, 2008, at 7.00 pm, and continues until Tuesday 23 December (3.00 to 8.00 pm daily).

"Being an artist in Trinidad and Tobago is a struggle. It's almost as if we are literally placed under a box," says 20-year-old Morle. The show's title is a reference to the ensnaring of animals such as wild rabbits by trapping them under a box. What happens under the box? The exhibition, says Morle, will showcase what the artist creates while he himself is "under de box". The works, inspired by urban street art, are done chiefly on scrap materials such as plywood, galvanise, and cardboard. "No one can hear, see or smell us! We are under de box! But it's about time we lift up dem flaps and climb out!"

Alixzandar Morle is a first-year student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. He work has been featured in shows at Euphoria and Queen's Royal College and in campaigns for the Heroes Foundation. Jabari Cook is a graphic artist.

For more information, call 739-4386.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A conversation with Brendan Tang

19 December, 2008, 7.30 pm, at Alice Yard

Manga Ormolu version 2.0-f (14.75" high), by Brendan Tang

Brendan Tang was born in Ireland of Trinidadian parents, and is a naturalized citizen of Canada. His work engages with popular/contemporary culture and post-modern philosophy, employing humour, decorative opulence, and craftsmanship as modes of communication. He has exhibited in juried and invitational shows across Canada and the United States. He currently resides in Kamloops, British Columbia.

On Friday 19 December, 2008, at 7.30 pm, Tang will give an artist's talk at Alice Yard, discussing his career and working process, and his current engagement with his Trinidadian roots.

For more information on Tang and his work, visit his website:

Manga Ormolu version 2.0-i (13 x 9.5"), by Brendan Tang

Shooting the Messenger (12 x 8"), by Brendan Tang