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"Vaudou/Voodoo: Spirit in Art"
2003-05-24 until 2003-07-19
Pan American Art Gallery
USA United States of America
The Pan American Art Gallery will present an exhibition entitled Vaudou/Voodoo: Spirit in Art. Vaudoo in Haiti, Obeáh in Jamaica, Santeria in Cuba, like their counterpart, Condomblé in Brazil, all have their origin in the massive influx of Yoruba and related African peoples brought to the New World as slaves. Over time, their deities became syncretized with the saints of the Catholic tradition. The exhibit explores the influence of afro-Caribbean religions on the visual arts and shows how similarities in style and content surface in artists’ work from different islands united by a common spirit: the spirit of art in ritual. As color, decoration and artistic creation have always been central elements in the practice of these religions, the overlap between art and religion is inevitable.
Included in this montage of work are alters, cut metal, bronze, wood and cement sculptures, paintings and sacred flags. Over 60 works from over 30 artists will be on display from the likes of Wifredo Lam, Rene Portocarrero, Manuel Mendive and Zaida del Rio from Cuba; Hector Hyppolite, Eduard Duval-Carrié, Pierre Louis Prospere and Stivenson Magloire from Haiti; and Everald Brown, Kapo, Feeya and Woody from Jamaica.
Pan American Art Gallery is located in the Turtle Creek neighborhood of Dallas at 3303 Lee Parkway, Suite 101. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday noon – 6 p.m. Call 214-522-3303 for more information or visit www.panamericanart.com.
Specializing in art from the Caribbean basin, the Pan American Art Gallery features avant-garde and contemporary Cuban works, as well as contemporary and folk art from Haiti and Jamaica.
Oil on Canvas
24.5 x 21