Yubi Kirindongo and Steve Bridgewater
Due to weather conditions, Zanolino Gallery & Atelier postponed the exhibition’s opening.
The new date is Thursday, November 17, 2022.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Zanolino Gallery & Atelier presents
A duo exhibition by Yubi Kirindongo and Steve Bridgewater.
Opening November 12, 2022,
from 4 to 7 p.m.
Opening words by Josée Thissen-Rojer.
From November 12, 2022, until the end of December, Zanolino Gallery & Atelier will present a unique exhibition of works by visual artist Yubi Kirindongo and his friend, visual artist Steve Bridgewater.
Yubi Kirindongo, one of Curaçao’s most famous and successful artists, is known chiefly for his chrome bumper sculptures, although he has worked with many materials throughout his career. His newest series, which will be presented during the exhibition, is made out of aluminum cans in combination with paint.
The artist demonstrates his capacity to turn material, which most people consider waste, into beautiful works of art. Even though Yubi Kirindongo is mainly known as a sculptor, his first creations were paintings. In the 70s, he decided to take art more seriously and set up an atelier in his home in The Hague. The atelier soon became a meeting point for other Antilleans with artistic ambitions. One of them was Steve Bridgewater, who has been a close friend of Yubi ever since.
Steve Bridgewater is a choreographer, musician, dancer, and painter focused strongly on African and Afro-Caribbean art and expression. He visited the Koninklijke Academie Voor Beeldende Kunst in The Hague and now teaches art at Nilda Pinto SBO here in Curaçao. During the exhibition, he will be showing a series of oil paintings. “It is a big honor to expose my work with Yubi. He has been one of my biggest inspirations, and his early paintings have influenced me a lot. Not many big artists reach out their hand to uplift another artist.”
The exhibition’s opening will take place on November 12, 2022, from 16.00 – 19.00 at Zanolino Gallery & Atelier in Pietermaai 33, in the presence of the two artists and with an opening speech by art historian Josée Thissen-Rojer. This is the first exhibition organized by Zanolino Gallery’s new team of three. And even though chrome bumpers have become very scarce, Yubi, the “bumper man,” has managed to create a small collection of new bumper sculptures specially for this exhibition.
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