The black nun

The black nun

Ariadne Faries, ‘The black nun’, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 134 x 120 cm.

Painting made after the artists’ personal struggle and coming to terms with the church and her Roman Catholic background. It was selected for three exhibitions. In 2010 it was displayed in the large group art event ‘Antepasado di Futuro’ in the Curaçao Museum. This exhibition marked the transition of Curaçao becoming a constituent country within the Dutch kingdom. ‘The black nun’ was also selected for ‘Island Reflections. The Contemporary Art of Curaçao’ in 2011, which took place in Michigan, USA and was guest curated by Susan Wilczak. In 2012-2013 it was part of ‘Caribbean Cross-roads of the World’ in the Queens Museum of Art in New York.

Her other painting ’10-10-10 Labyrinth. Dedicated to Curaçao’, was made on the occasion of October 10, 2010. On this date Curaçao became a constituent country within the Dutch Kingdom.