On February 9, 2013, ArtSouth hosts an opening reception for two solo art exhibits showcasing the works of two Haitian-born contemporary artists, Alpi and Fred Thomas. These artists have distinguished themselves through their active participation in various South Florida art shows and by their commitment to promote Haitian art throughout the Haitian Diaspora.
Alpi, a native of Les Cayes, a town located on the Southern coastal line of Haiti, uses minute details and a glowing palette to convey the beauty of nature in captivating landscapes and still-life paintings. His consummate craftsmanship is evident in his lyrical collection of “Fleurs et Papillons” (Flowers and Butterflies) where his vivid imagination and creativity are masterfully displayed.
Born in Fort-Liberté, a beautiful town located in the Northern part of Haiti, Fred Thomas adopts a minimalistic standpoint. He tends to eschew beauty and even verisimilitude, to convey more visceral emotions in his paintings whose textures, with the addition of collage, suggest an attachment to telluric effects.
Notwithstanding their obviously different approaches, these two men share the same unquenchable infatuation for visual art and the same vision of contributing to the promotion of Haitian art over the world. They choose not to repeat already well-known vernacular, academic, or post-modernist traditions; but to create new paths using their imagination, new techniques, and cutting-edge mix media techniques such as knotted ropes as examplified by some of Fred’s most recent works.
The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The exhibit will last until March 2, 2013.
For additional information please see the links below:
240 N Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33030
Alpi’s Fine Art