Posts in Artist In The Spotlight
ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | Alessandro Sarno

Italian lensman, Alessandro Sarno aka The Lonesome Photographer, is a true aficionado of The Bahamas. His photojournalistic approach seeks to capture the “true true” Bahamian spirit, and as such his subjects are often “soulful” old folk or rambunctious youngsters who are less impacted by the presence of the camera. Alessandro’s work has a dreamlike quality, as if he is letting us in on something intimate - a fleeting moment to which we are privy - or in the words of avant-garde New York photographer Diane Arbus, “a secret about a secret.”

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | Tessa Whitehead

In this episode, we chat with island-grown Tessa Whitehead, a painter and sculptor whose ability to communicate landscapes through shapes, vessels and symbols is remarkable. As art has never been defined by materials or techniques, neither has Tessa. Each piece has a bold intensity to it, each completely different from its forerunner but never lacking her unique and perfectionistic style.

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | Susan Katz

In this episode, Bostonian transplant Susan Katz paints us a picture of her journey navigating the waters of the art world. Susan works with oil, pastel, pen & ink and acrylic, but is most well known for her bold collages, in which she uses layering techniques, much like that of a painter to create depth and richness. Flying the Boston coop 21 years ago, Susan has been making strides in the Bahamian art community. Our conversation with Susan speaks to the evolving art climate in The Bahamas and how she has addressed socially-challenging themes such as racism, bigotry and sexism.

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | Matthew Pinder

"Indie-folk" is not a genre that comes to mind when most people think "island" or "Bahamian" but Matthew's sound is part of a refreshing new wave sweeping across our pink-sand shores, redefining the very meaning of "Bahamian music" (check out the soulful sounds of last month's Kamilah). Matthew's style may stray far from the calypso-soca path carved before him but this has not discouraged him. In fact it’s done the opposite. Having recently recorded his first album, "Too Young to Understand”, we thought it would be an ideal time to check in!

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | SASKIA D'AGUILAR

Welcome back to Cacique’s Artist In The Spotlight series - a journey into a thriving Bahamian art scene and a look at some of our most exciting artists, pushing boundaries on island and around the world. In this episode, we sit down with Saskia D’Aguilar, the visionary director of The D'Aguilar Art Foundation (DAF) to talk about the inspiration behind the foundation and its role in shaping the new wave of Bahamian art. 

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT | KAMILAH

As the premier DMC in The Bahamas, we are always on the look-out for prodigious talent, be it the visual, culinary or musical arts. Following in the success of our first musical Artist In The Spotlight - Bahamian trumpet prodigy Giveton Gelin - I am thrilled to introduce the defiantly-undefinable Jamaican-Bahamian 'fusionistic soul artiste' Kamilah Gibson, blazing a trail on the New York City music scene.  

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ARTIST IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Jessica Colebrook

Welcome to Cacique’s Artist In The Spotlight series - a journey into a thriving Bahamian art scene and a look at some of the most celebrated artists, as well as the movers and shakers garnering a name for themselves in The Bahamas and around the world.  In this third episode, we have the pleasure of introducing Jessica Colebrook - a Bahamian Ceramist who is pushing the boundaries of this medium both locally and overseas.

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Artist In The Spotlight : Bahama Hand Prints

Bahama Hand Prints was founded in 1966 by two artists - Berta Sands and Helen Astarita - who were inspired to start their own hand screen-printing business after visiting the Key West Hand Prints company on a holiday to the Florida Keys. Berta and Helen created a treasure trove of uniquely Bahamian designs that they hand screen-printed in bold and beautiful colours on a variety of fabrics and products...

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Artist In The Spotlight : Angelika Wallace-Whitfield

In the first of the series, we are thrilled to introduce Angelika Wallace-Whitfield, a painter and self- described feminist as well as former curator at the D’Aguilar Art Foundation and The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas who enjoys a double life as an artist and student, flip-flopping between her island home and the UK...

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