Colonial Contours: Martha De la Cruz and Dimithry Victor
DateAugust 5 - August 28
10091 McGregor Blvd
FORT MYERS, FL 33919 United States
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Colonial Contours presents a collection of works that was borne from the diasporic border connecting the Dominican Republic and Haiti, two countries sharing one island. Featuring artists Martha De la Cruz (Dominican) and Dimithry Victor (Haitian), the exhibition includes powerful sculptures, installations, and paintings that explore the deep-rooted effects and symptoms of coloniality & neocolonialism.
On display: August 5-28, 2022
Opening reception: August 5 from 5 – 7 p.m. • See it first. See it free. This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors at this free event!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Martha De la Cruz (1996) • Marthadelacruz.com
Lives and works between Fort Myers, FL and London, UK.
Martha De la Cruz is a Dominican-American artist who, through video, installations and sculpture, investigates issues of decolonization, identity, race, and power. Her practice is guided by her experiences as a US transplant, her memories of the past, and her inherited colonialist wounds. She received her BFA in Sculpture from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Her work has been part of many exhibitions in spaces across the US, including the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, BigArts Sanibel, and more. In 2021, she was awarded the City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant in Fort Myers, FL in recognition of her work in the progression of the arts and culture of the city.
Dimithry Victor (2000) • dimithryvictor.com
Lives and works in Miami, FL.
Dimithry Victor is a Haitian-born and Miami-based visual artist. His work juxtaposes elements of portraiture, cartoons, and abstract to visually narrate non-physical emotional states. In collaging these elements with careful attention to detail, texture, and color, he intends to create a sense of visual empathy between viewers and painted figures. Victor has exhibited his work globally, including London, New York City, Los Angeles and more.
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