Thursday, May 7th 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Art is considered part of a nation’s culture. But is popular culture art as well? A group of young artists have banded together to exhibit their works which depict their views of popular culture – everything from ladies’ handbags to the recent boxing clash between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
We spoke to lead artist Kenisha Goodings, who is making her local debut after first exhibiting at this year’s Women in Art exhibition, about her work and the confluence of art and culture.
According to Goodings, culture is unifying and the group of ten artists used various media – pastel and other painting, chalking, live display and others – to present their views on current popular culture.
Goodings describes one of her exhibited pieces, a shadowed painting of a woman slipping below what appears to be sea waves, as her first contribution to the world of art. She says she works every day at her passion and wants all of Belize to see her work.
Other participating artists are Amir Smith, Marvin Vernon, Arjenis Ruiz, Shellby Castillo, Shernell Whittaker, Keron Griffith, Elton Silva, Jonathan Flores, Damian Perdomo and Briheda Haylock. The Culture Uncovered exhibit kicks off at the Factory on Friday night, May 8, at 6:00 p.m. and runs for two weeks.
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