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The Bahamas: Forgotten History to open at The Ladder Gallery
By Keisha Oliver
May 4, 2017 - 3:15:53 PM

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The Ladder Gallery invites you to The Bahamas: Forgotten History, a debut exhibition by Bahamian artist Durelle Williams which opens on Friday, May 12th 2017 from 6:00pm at The Ladder Gallery.

Williams explores the Bahamian narrative by revisiting objects, people and traditions that remind us of our rich Afro-Caribbean heritage. The collection of traditional paintings and digital illustrations offer a glimpse into the social, cultural and political moments that have helped shape and define the Bahamian people as a nation. From the woman laboring in the field, to the poised junkanoo dancer, to a recreation of Sir Lynden Pindling throwing the mace on Black Tuesday Williams paints a collection of stories on reflection.

About the Artist
Durelle Williams (born 1987 Nassau, Bahamas) earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Animation from the Academy of Art University in 2012. Williams is a tattoo artist, illustrator, animator and creative director of local tattoo parlour and art hub, Uprising Studios. He has participated in several art competitions and exhibitions in The Bahamas with hopes for his first solo exhibition to springboard his career as a professional visual artist.

The Bahamas: Forgotten History will be on display until Friday, June 9th, 2017. For more information or for updates on the show please call 327-1660 or email The Ladder Gallery on laddergallery@npcconline.org

Artist Durelle Williams

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