Monday 26 October, 2020

Camana Bay outdoor exhibition is showcase of iconic local art

A new outdoor art exhibition is coming to Camana Bay to showcase local art.

Curated by the National Gallery, the installation includes 10 iconic works from the official 'Cayman Islands National Collection' developed by the National Gallery, featuring works that were created over the past four decades.

The collection features works by well-known and highly respected local artists, such as Gladwyn 'Miss Lassie' Bush, which were created over the past six decades. 

Director and chief curator of the National Gallery, Natalie Urquhart said the Cayman Islands’ National Collection offers an unparalleled record of the islands’ rich artistic and cultural history.

"At the heart of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is the Cayman Islands’ National Collection, samples from which form the basis of this exhibition," she said.

“They’re a testament to the country’s vibrant history of art. The National Gallery is delighted to continue its creative partnership with Camana Bay and Provenance Properties through this exhibition of iconic works.”

Provenance Properties Cayman Islands, Dart Real Estate’s sole real estate brokerage and the exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate in the Cayman Islands is showcasing an outdoor art exhibit throughout the winter season.

“Provenance Properties has a direct connection to the art world through its exclusive affiliation with Christie’s, the world’s leading art auction house, and we believe it’s fitting for us to showcase this collection because art, in its many forms, inspires our business,” said Jackie Doak, Dart’s President Business Development.

“The exhibit is beautifully curated,” said Doak, who also explained that Provenance Properties’ approach to curating its own luxury listings portfolio has many similarities to the way a gallery curator might assemble a collection of works.

"Our luxury properties are works of art and we value their form and function. We also share in Christie’s high standards by representing some of the world’s most desired properties right here in the Cayman Islands.”

Doak encourages residents and visitors to head to Camana Bay to experience the exhibit, which can be seen along the Paseo, as well as viewing the original works at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

“Everyone should see it and be reminded that you don’t need to fly to London or New York to experience fine art – it can be found in our own backyard.”

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