ELEMENTS, a joint exhibition which took place at the Trinidad Art Society from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th March, was a great success, with an almost sold out show on opening night.
As unique in its content as the four artists involved, the exhibition featured paintings and installation art by Marsha Bhagwansingh, who has exhibited extensively in Trinidad.
Her work has evolved from replicating nature as we see it to more “expressionate” dreamlike scenes and sometimes fantasy. Her Mandalas and abstract pieces were a particular favourite at ELEMENTS.
Marsha Bhagwansingh's sister, Neala Bhagwansingh exhibited a range of her photographs captured over the past two years. This was Neala’s first exhibition.
“It’s interesting, the bond between human and camera. I tend to be a multi-tasker, doing a hundred things at once while simultaneously thinking about another hundred. Photography makes me slow down … to capture a moment" said Neala.
Also exhibiting his photos was Damon Homer, lead guitarist and co-founder of the acclaimed local rock band jointpop. Having picked up his first camera in May of 2012 and started shooting scenes around the island of Trinidad, this exhibition represented the first six months of this new journey, where he is continuously inspired by his past, present and future.
Author Hugh Blanc was also on hand with his novel, Between Bodies Lie. The novel - featuring a cover with artwork done by Marsha Bhagwansingh - achieved a coveted ‘Starred’ Review from Kirkus Reviews Magazine who dubbed it, “A masterfully written exploration of the beauty and cruelty of love, as sharp as it is sensual.”
Elements suggests the diversity of this collection, both in medium as well as the personalities, bringing their perspectives to it, and was certainly something unique on the art landscape.
The Elements team of artists will be exhibiting and selling more artwork and novels at this weekend's UpMarket on Saturday 6th April at the Woodbrook Youth Facility.