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See Me Here: A Survey of Contemporary Self-Portraits from the Caribbean
by Melanie Archer and Mariel Brown
Released in April 2014, See Me Here: A Survey of Contemporary Self-Portraits from the Caribbean, calls attention to recent directions in self-portraiture throughout the region, by focusing on artists who frequently or significantly use their physical selves, or those to whom they are linked by blood or significant experience, as an avenue for exploration and expression. In so doing, the book asks: How do we really see ourselves? How accurate is the image we present? What formative roles do our cultures and upbringings play? And, what role does the Caribbean as a physical and mental space have in the creation and perception of our own personal, visual identities? One of the most common understandings of the self-portrait is that it reveals something of an artist s inner feelings or personality. While this is one focus of See Me Here, the book also examines how, by using their own likenesses, certain artists are speaking to potentially complex, multilayered matters identity, history, race, gender, sexuality, politics thus defining themselves within their given contexts and through vastly varied experiences. See Me Here includes the work of twenty five artists from around the English-speaking Caribbean. They are: Akuzuru Ashraph Ewan Atkinson James Cooper John Cox Renee Cox Annalee Davis Susan Dayal Laura Facey Joscelyn Gardner Lawrence Graham-Brown Anna Ruth Henriques Nadia Huggins Michelle Isava O Neil Lawrence Jaime Lee Loy Che Lovelace Joshua Lue Chee Kong Olivia McGilchrist Steve Ouditt Sheena Rose Irénée Shaw Roberta Stoddart Stacey Tyrell Dave Williams
ISBN: 976953448X
Publisher: Robert & Christopher Publishers
Paperback : 224 pages
Language: English
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