Italy - Exhibition

Nari Ward: Iris Hope Keeper

Galleria Continua

18 May 201331 Aug 2013

Galleria Continua hosts Iris Hope Keeper, a new solo show by Nari Ward. The exhibition features a large number of new works arising from the artist’s most recent researches. Sculptures and installations conceived specially for the gallery’s exhibition spaces weave fresh narrative strands and create a dialogue between viewer and object, staging a kind of choreography of shifting memories and of the present that is a reflection of it.

Iris Hope Keeper is grounded in very personal stories, memories and imaginative elements – aspects of Ward’s family history and of an unbroken relationship with his land of origin, Jamaica – but then connects to the contexts and perspectives of a much broader community, also exploring the notions of the sense of belonging and of identity. Ward builds up an intimate, ironic, profound and multifaceted portrait of Jamaica. On the one hand there is the stereotypical view of those who experience the dream of a Caribbean holiday, on the other the reality of a complex country with lots of energy but also many contradictions.

Ward’s work reaches beyond any possible single reading, moving towards reflections that go beyond appearances, as confirmed by the title of the show.

  • Nari Ward, Sun Splashed - Artin, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria ContinuaNari Ward, Sun Splashed - Artin, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Continua
  • Nari Ward, Canned Smiles, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria ContinuaNari Ward, Canned Smiles, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Continua

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Nari Ward

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
sun

ADMISSION:
Free

ESTABLISHED:
1990

SPACE:
1000 m2

T: +39 0577 943134 M: info@galleriacontinua.com W: Galleria Continua
ADDRESS:
Via del Castello 11 San Gimignano (SI), 53037 Italy