Kevin Adonis Browne returns to TT for his fourth exhibition, A Sense of Arrival: An Exhibition of Essays, which will feature original work from his forthcoming book of the same name.
Browne said his visual essays are “a meditation on the complexity of the Caribbean essence – a memory inspired by the precariousness of the present.” The exhibition, like the book itself, is primarily concerned with the articulation of blackness as an infinite arrival – always “in the making”.
Browne said he tries to align the viewer with new realities and mythologies — what we know, are willing to believe, and imagine about the Caribbean — as a way of being, knowing, and making (in) the world.
He approaches some “familiar” Caribbean realities in a new way – new in the sense of getting to know and getting to know. This, he said, is a series composed of the humanistic threads of this region – its metaphysics, rhetoric, poetics and aesthetics.
Browne describes his visual and written work as formerly at the intersection of photography and creative nonfiction. He said that in A Sense of Arrival he pushed those boundaries.
Browne holds a PhD and is a Caribbean-American artist, essayist, and theorist of rhetoric and contemporary culture. He is the author of Tropic Tendencies and High Mas: Carnival and the Poetics of Caribbean Culture, which won the 2019 Bocas Prize. His work has been shown in the US and UK and is currently on view in Cologne, Germany. His previous local exhibitions have been Seeing Blue (2014), High Mas (2018) and No Words (2021). He is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at Syracuse University, New York.
A Sense of Arrival opens at 7pm on October 20th at Medulla Art Gallery, Fitt Street, Port of Spain and runs until November 14th.
In addition to the ongoing exhibition, Browne will lead a free nonfiction creative workshop on October 22 from 11am to 2pm, limited to 12 participants.
On October 25 at 7 p.m., Browne will be presented by curator and scholar Dr. Marsha Pearce for a talk about making art and identity. This is accompanied by a reading from A Sense of Arrival.
Visit the events page at www.kevinadonisbrowne.com/events to register, read about the talk and register for the workshop.
All events, with the exception of the workshop, are open to the public. All Covid19 protocols are followed.