Diaspora Vibe Gallery Presents “Out Castes”: Crossing the line to the Model Majority Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Diaspora

Miami, FL – For the past nine years Diaspora Vibe Gallery has exposed artists from the Caribbean Diaspora and other immigrant communities from the developing world.

This year Diaspora Vibe Gallery will present “Out Castes”: Crossing the line to the Model Majority, Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Diaspora, which is a multi-media group show featuring installation, video, painting, sculpture, and performance exploring various ways of how we see and process identity.

Diaspora Vibe will host art collectors from Nassau, Jamaica and Barbados December 1-4, at the gallery each day. The exhibition will open on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 7pm and run through December 22, 2005.

Participating artists include Ermán, Luisa Mesa, Swati Khurana, Caroline Holder, Ewan Atkinson, Danny Ramirez, Juana Valdes, John Cox, Antonius Roberts, Denise Delgado, and Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud. Whether from Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados, or India, all of the artists converge to explore varying concepts of issues while living in America. The interior and exterior space of Diaspora Vibe Gallery will be transformed by this multi-media exhibition.

Highlights of the exhibition include, New York-based artist, Swati Khurana’s installation exploring the concept of Indian ritual marriage, Barbadian and Jamaican artist, Caroline Holder’s mixed-media ceramic vessels, and Cuban-American artist, Juan “Erman” Gonzalez’s installation of multiple life-sized shoes coming from the gallery’s corners. An external hanging installation will be presented by international visiting artists, John Cox and Antonius Roberts from Nassau, Bahamas National Art Museum.

Rosie Gordon-Wallace, owner and senior curator of the Diaspora Vibe Gallery understands the gravity of the images she presents in the gallery but is convinced the work needs to be seen. “Many artists rely on benefactors, who often come from a variety of social and professional backgrounds, to lend support to them and their work. This is not common for Caribbean artists,” Ms. Gordon-Wallace voices. “These artists present some of the most dynamic and challenging artwork currently being made anywhere, despite being under representation at international art venues,” hopefully concludes Ms. Gordon-Wallace.

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