Monday, October 12, 2015

AY24/7: Alex Kelly


The latest in Alice Yard’s 24/7 series of artists’ installations is a mural drawing by Alex Kelly, part of an ongoing exploration of the concept of “force ripe.” The work at Alice Yard, writes the artist, “seeks to examine the roles that education and the rapid acquisition of wealth have played in the development of the current social and cultural realities of Trinidad and Tobago since it gained independence in 1962.”

About the artist:

Alex Kelly is a contemporary artist working in Trinidad and Tobago. He recently graduated from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts. Over the period of his study at the university, Kelly participated in several public art projects.

He has exhibited in three group shows with the University of the West Indies, and in 2012 produced the mural Slave at the Night Gallery, Woodbrook, Port of Spain. Most recently, Kelly participated in the Caribbean Linked III artists’ residency and exhibition in Aruba, where in August 2015 he spent three weeks producing original works and participating in engagements that have expanded the scope of his practice from a national focus to a regional one.

Kelly is one of the resident artists at Granderson Lab, Alice Yard’s adjunct incubation space in Belmont, Port of Spain.

AY24/7 is an ongoing series of artists’ works installed in the Alice Yard Box, a modest gallery space accessible to viewers twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

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