Sunday, July 31, 2011

Michelle Isava

Proyecto Zapato Viajero / Travelling Shoe Project
Open call / First Collection of Shoes: Trinidad
Tuesday 2nd August 12.00 - 9.00 pm.

" We have been historically affected by migration; all in different ways. With this project I invite people to share their shoes as statements of where they have been and where they are going thus sharing movement and walking in each other's footsteps..."

The first stage of this project starts at Alice Yard. This will be the collection point in Trinidad. The collected shoes will be transported to Venezuela early the following morning. In Venezuela a similar call is being sent out to collect shoes to be brought over to Trinidad for the exchange. Once the shoes are exchanged, all actions and appropriations can be begin.

Tuesday 2nd August 12.00 -9.00 pm to drop off Shoes at Alice Yard

From 7. pm - 9. pm there will be open discussion to brainstorm and illustrate the possibilities of this exchange between all interested participants.

Once shoes are exchanged, the participant is responsible for what is done to the shoes.
The action is digitally documented and emailed to:

The documentation would then be posted on to the blog to share the process as it happens. When all actions are completed all shoes will be collected for a travelling show.
See the blog here

Proyecto Zapato Viajero initiates the 2nd chapter of Alice Yard's
Proximities dialogues

Friday, July 22, 2011

ACT 5: Ebony G. Patterson: 9 of 219

Monday 25 July, 2011, at 7.00 pm

In September 2011, Alice Yard will celebrate its fifth anniversary as an independent space for creative experiment. We mark the occasion with a programme of events that consider contemporary visual art’s engagement with performance: ACT 5.

As part of our anniversary programme, and continuing our ongoing participation in regional art dialogues, Alice Yard has invited a series of artists from the wider Caribbean to create site-specific actions.

ebony 2

The first of our anniversary artists-in-residence is Jamaican Ebony G. Patterson. On Monday 25 July, at 7 pm, she will present her work in progress 9 of 219. Both an installation and a performance, the work will stage a version of a “bling” funeral using the artist’s characteristic heavily decorated objects. Audience members are asked to participate by bringing candles to join in the vigil.

All are invited.

About the artist:

Born in Kingston in 1981, Ebony G. Patterson is a graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica and Sam Fox College of Art and Design at Washington University, St. Louis. She is currently assistant professor in painting at the University of Kentucky. She has exhibited her work in several solo shows in Jamaica and the United States, most recently Ebony G. Patterson: On the Wall and in the Gallery at the Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago; and in group shows including Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC; the 2008 and 2010 Jamaica National Biennials; Rockstone and Bootheel: Contemporary West Indian Art at Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut; the 2009 Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince; and You Are Here at Fondation Clément in Martinique. One of her digital photographic works was included in Shot in Kingston at Alice Yard in September 2010.

Read a conversation between Patterson and Oneika Russell at sx space.

Entourage (2010; digital print, 204.5 x 306 cm), by Ebony G. Patterson

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A conversation with Joanna Crichlow and Brianna McCarthy

From the Blueprints series, by Joanna Crichlow

On Saturday 16 July, 2011, at 7.00 pm, artists Joanna Crichlow and Brianna McCarthy will discuss their recent work and their respective interests in portrayals of the female form, in a conversation moderated by Christopher Cozier at Alice Yard.

All are invited.

About the artists:

Joanna Crichlow is a Barbadian artist whose work explores what she calls “industrialised idealism”. A recent BFA graduate of Barbados Community College, she is currently artist in residence at Alice Yard.

Brianna McCarthy is a Trinidadian artist whose drawings and mixed media works investigate ideas of beauty and diversity. She was recently profiled in the April 2011 issue of ARC magazine.

Chocolate Lady, by Brianna McCarthy

Monday, July 4, 2011

Artist in residence: Joanna Crichlow

Mirror, Mirror, from the Blueprints series

Alice Yard is hosting Barbadian artist Joanna Crichlow for a two-week residency in early July 2011. A recent BFA graduate of Barbados Community College, Crichlow explores what she calls “industrialised idealism” and portrayals of the female body in her two-dimensional works. She will give a public talk about her practice and her experiences in Trinidad at a date to be announced.

This residency continues Alice Yard’s engagement with regional art dialogues, and follows past residencies and visits by Sheena Rose of Barbados, Heino Schmid and John Cox of the Bahamas, O’Neil Lawrence of Jamaica, Marcel Pinas of Suriname, and other artists from the wider Caribbean.