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Visit the art exhibition, ‘Lagoon’

Artist Kwynn Johnson returns to the Big Black Box for her tenth solo Art Exhibition.

‘Lagoon (Human Settlement)’ is the title of the exhibition which opens on Saturday May 4, at The Big Black Box, 33 Murray St, Woodbrook. The exhibition opens at 6 p.m. with free entry to the public.

Johnson is a visual artist, a cultural studies and Haitian studies scholar. This year marks her 22nd anniversary of her art studio practice (Est 2002). Johnson has also shown work in numerous group art exhibitions. Most notable is the Ghetto Biennale in Port au Prince, Haiti, where she was a selected artist on four occasions – 2011, 2013, 2015, 2019.

Johnson’s work is in permanent art collections such as The National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago, The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, and The University of the West Indies.

Since 2013, Johnson has been exhibiting graphite drawings. This exhibition features 20 Diptychs – graphite drawings with watercolour. “…Two media that have been best in shaping my ideas”.

Johnson previously exhibited at the Big Black Box  in May 2017, a 30-ft graphite drawing, entitled Place as Palimpsest.

‘Lagoon’ draws from press images from T&T’s three daily newspapers (2018–2023), and a Catholic News column of 1919. “This new collection of Landscape drawings probes the myth that flooding is a recent event, and one that is unique to the Oropouche wetland – the area around the Banwari archeological site – the oldest discovered human settlement in the Southern Caribbean – 5000 B.C.”

The exhibition closes on Saturday, May 11 with a discussion between Dr Kwynn Johnson and Wendell Manwarren at 6 p.m.


For more information on ‘Lagoon’ contact 312-5165 or bookbigblackbox@gmail.com