Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dennis de Caires: A Tree in the Savannah

Thursday 25 May, 2017, from 7.30 pm, at Alice Yard

Artist Dennis de Caires is currently in residence at Alice Yard, gathering source material for future paintings, and also working on a monochromatic mural that will cover the walls in the Alice Yard Box, A Tree in the Savannah.

On the evening of Thursday 25 May, and daily until Saturday 27 May, the public is invited to to meet the artist and to view, experience, and discuss this work in progress as it unfolds and develops.

Dennis de Caires was born in Georgetown, Guyana, in 1957. He studied painting at Medway College of Art, Winchester School of Art, the Royal College of Art, and Cité Internationale in Paris. He has taught at a number of institutions since graduating, including De Montfort University, the University of Georgia, and Winchester School of Art, and he was Head of the Visual Arts Studio Programme at Barbados Community College from 2003 to 2005. He is currently Professor of Fine Art at Richmond The American University in London and External Examiner for the Burrowes School of Art, Guyana.

His primary practice is painting and printmaking, with a focus on the critical relationship between the roles that drawing and colour play in these disciplines. He has exhibited extensively, and his most recent solo exhibition, A Morning at the Office, was held at the Zari Gallery in London last year. He lives and works in London and Barbados.

All are invited.