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Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné Launches Solo Exhibition

Images from Criatura by Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Artist and poet Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné is about to embark on her first solo exhibition. Dubbed Criatura, the exhibition will feature 44 previously unreleased pieces and opens on Saturday, June 29, at the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Federation Park.

Criatura borrows its name from the Spanish word for creature. According to Boodoo-Fortuné’s artist statement, the term highlights the duality of “both woman and untamed creature”. The statement accompanied her joint exhibition with Katrina Inglis at the Horizons Gallery earlier in June.

In a release issued by the artist, the works embodied in Criatura have been described as exhibiting a melding of the feral and the domestic with depth and intensity that unsettles as much as it stimulates.

“The pieces, conceived as lush, interior conversations that the artist conducts in private, simultaneously become bridges of discussion when regarded in the public eye,” the release said. “They prompt reflections on the alchemy that governs a mixing of selves, straddling life and death, their natures fed by forces of both fruition and decay.”

Along with the exhibition alongside Inglis, Boodoo-Fortuné has had several other public exhibitions which includes a live mural painting session held by the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago in commemoration of its 70th anniversary. In 2012 Boodoo-Fortuné was selected among the winners in the Trinidadian installment of Urban Heartbeat a transnational street art tour spanning Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Criatura opens on June 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm and continues through to July 5, 2013. Regular gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm.