Friday, December 11, 2015

Three months in Trinidad

New work by Tessa Mars
Thursday 17 December, 2015, from 7 pm, at Alice Yard

Haitian artist Tessa Mars arrived in Trinidad in October 2015 to begin a three-month residency at Alice Yard. On the evening of Thursday 17 December she will present her work in progress from her stay in Port of Spain, including a series of drawings, paintings, zines, and prints. These include twenty unique handmade zines available for sale, and a photocopied zine which will be freely distributed to the audience.

During her time in Trinidad, as she describes in a recently published note, Mars has created a character named Tessalines, an alter ego through whom the artist has processed the sometimes overwhelming “influx of information and sensation” resulting from her immersion in a new place and context.

Mars’s residency at Alice Yard is supported by a travel grant from the French Institute (“Visa pour la creation” programme/Afrique et Caraïbes en Création).

All are invited.

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