And for our final visual art preview, we are thrilled to share artist Stacey Tyrell’s “Rhona, 28yrs.”
See you tonight.
STACEY TYRELL is a New York based photo-conceptual artist. She was born in 1978 and raised in Toronto, Canada to parents of Nevisian heritage. She attended OCAD University where she majored in Photography. Her work explores the interplay of race, heritage and identity as it relates to preconceived notions of Euro-centric beauty and heritage within post-colonial societies and the Caribbean Diaspora. Tyrell’s work has been a part of exhibitions at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian Museum of Immigration, the Places des Arts Montreal, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, the Houston Museum of African American Culture and the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY. She has had her images appear in such publications and websites as Marie Claire South Africa, Canadian Art, Huffington Post, Refinery 29, ARC Magazine and Feature Shoot. Most recently her work can be seen in the books Pictures From Paradise: A Survey of Caribbean Photographers (2013); Renewing Feminisms: Radical Narratives, Fantasies and Futures in Media Studies (2014); and See Me Here: A Survey of Contemporary Self-Portraits from the Caribbean (2014.)