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Nassau, Bahamas -
"Amos Ferguson - Bahamian Outsider" Opening Reception: TOMORROW Thursday,
May 24 at 6.30pm at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
Bahamian Master Artist Amos Ferguson
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to be staging a large-scale retrospective of one of the masters of the Bahamian art scene: Amos Ferguson. Born in Exuma in 1920 and passed away in Nassau in 2009, Ferguson is well known beyond the Bahamian shores for his brilliantly colored scenes of Bahamian life and illustrated Bible stories. Aptly entitled "Bahamian Outsider," this show aims to firmly establish this self-taught artist into the firmament of great Bahamian and international artists.
This exhibition not only presents over 100 of his paintings, many of which are precious early works out of private collections that have remained long-unseen, but will also show Ferguson's glasswork, ceramics and interest in the creation of objects for daily use.
Not only is The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas re-opening the upstairs ballroom for this exhibition, which extends the gallery space by almost one third. This has given them the opportunity to re-display many works from the National Collection.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the exhibition at the NAGB website.
CLICK HERE to read article on Amos by Sonia Farmer of The Guardian
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