The Grenada National Museum hosted an exhibition of works and an artist talk by Gordon de La Mothe on Friday 28 June. This event was another in the Dr James D Pitt Voices of Grenada Lecture Series, presented to foster an understanding and interest in the heritage of the people of Grenada.
Gordon communicated his appreciation of the performing arts and our local practitioners, through his portaits of Denis Malin-Smith at the Keyboard, and Cecil Bartholomew as The Guitarist. His replication of The Carenage, St.George’s, Grenada, rendered in oil on canvas by British artist and acting stipendiary magistrate of Grenada, Percy William Justyne in 1847, shows his love of Grenadian history. His homage to Kirani James, as well as to the steelpan as a crucial element to our Caribbeanness are among over 50 works of various media which make up this collection, spanning Gordon’s decades of commitment to his art, and his celebration of Caribbean culture.
Gordon discussed the development of his work, his art experiences both in Grenada and in the UK, as they relate to his work. Attendees at this event gained valuable insight into important aspects of his work process, and benefitted from his general awareness and expertise. The works of Gordon de la Mothe will remain on display for two weeks in the Antilles Room, upstairs the museum — an ideal opportunity for students and young people interested in art. Admission is free.
Homage to Kirani (detail)