Haiti’s Innovative Philippe Dodard on Exhibit in Miami

By: Jodi Mailander Farrell

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Haitian artist Philippe Dodard, one of the Caribbean’s leading contemporary artists, is featured in an exhibit at Florida International University’s Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum through June 29.

The exhibition, “Philippe Dodard: Tradition,” highlights Dodard’s unique and powerful use of ink, paint and metal. 

“Too often, the art of Haiti is associated with naïve painters and a tourist market for colorful images of people and places that may belie the reality of their difficult existence,” said the museum’s director and chief curator, Carol Damian.

“Dodard’s is different, and at the same time quite mainstream in its relationship to international trends of painterly expressionism and abstraction that place him within a contemporary milieu. Through his art, he reveals his ancestral heritage in contemporary terms for a new definition of culture and aesthetics that is intrinsically his own, yet belongs to a global world-view.” 

Info: http://thefrost.fiu.edu/index.htm


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