“… restoring liberating, catalysing, and dangerous power to the object, that he gives back the profaned object its dignity of mystery and its radiant force…” Aimé Césaire, Calling the Magician, Haiti-Journal (20 May 1944) on Andre Breton My work for the 6th Grenada Contemporary, based on Aimé Césaire’s, “Calling the Magician” takes a step beyond […]
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In 2021, Susan Mains Gallery curated work for the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This is a short video of me talking about my work, Sea Lungs, and the Masked Women series.
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Here is a collection of work that came out of the life drawing sessions at Art House 473. I moved to working on canvas and domestic as I was unsatisfied with the amount of paper I was using for our short poses (45 seconds, 5, and 10 minutes). I started trying to capture all of […]
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This body of work is a starting point to launch further lines of inquiry regarding interpreting, producing, and consuming art in a dialogic mode as an initial premise. Poetic Architecture is about a philosophy of relation. More will be posted after the opening on Friday, February 21st! Poetic Architecture Asher Mains A Philosophy […]
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Begun after Spicemas (Grenada Carnival) 2019, this series mines the beauty of J’ouvert – the oil covered, early Monday morning street party of Carnival. While the beauty of fancy mas or “pretty mas” is apparent – all of the work by the designers and costume builders have already been done. I am interested in the […]
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After the 8 pieces that made up the installation Sea Lungs was stolen in Venice at the end of 2017 by Omar Donia, I am recreating the series from the stencils I still have. The recreation of this series is like pulling the pieces through time and space and reclaiming them. It is at times […]
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“History a forgotten, insomniac night; History and elemental awe are always our early beginning, because the fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world, in spite of History.” Derek Walcott in his Nobel lecture, The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory, explores the diverse lineage of the Caribbean through vivid imagery and the […]
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