Kathia St. Hilaire: Mounting Spirits, Resisting Empire at Perrotin New York

 

 

 

Kathia St. Hilaire, mamita yuan, 2023. Oil-based relief on canvas collage with skin-lightening cream, steel, aluminum, bank notes, price tags, banana stickers, silkscreen, and tires. 71 x 66 inch. Photographer: Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy of the artist and Perrotin.

Perrotin is pleased to present Mounting Spirits, Resisting Empire, the gallery’s first exhibition by Haitian-American artist Kathia St. Hilaire. In her new body of textile works, the artist will explore the history of the Banana Wars in Central America and the Caribbean in the early 1900s. Employing an innovative reduction relief printmaking process, and incorporating nontraditional materials, she creates ornate tapestries that seek to preserve Haitian history and Vodun religion.

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The Danzling, Hand-Beaded & Sequin-Embroidered Textile Work of Haitian Artist Myrlande Constant in the Exhibition ‘DRAPO’ at Fort Gansevoort in January, 2023

 

 

 

Myrlande Constant, Apres Gran Met La Fey Nan Bwa Se Tretmant Yo Viy, 2022,
Beads, sequins and tassels on fabric, 80 x 111.5 inches. ©Myrlande Constant. Courtesy of the artist and Fort Gansevoort.

Beginning January 12, 2023, Fort Gansevoort will present DRAPO, its first solo exhibition with Haitian artist Myrlande Constant, who has attracted international attention for dazzling hand-beaded and sequin-embroidered textile works in which heritage techniques are used to mingle contemporary and traditional themes. The evolution of Constant’s personal aesthetic and mastery of her medium will be evident in monumental new pieces juxtaposed with examples from earlier in the artist’s career. The exhibition has been extended through March 25, 2023.

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