831 N Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
About the Presentation
Diane Rosenstein Gallery will show historic and contemporary works by the Trinidad-based artist Kenwyn Crichlow (b. 1951). Crichlow came of age as the island’s artists were creating the national symbols that accompanied independence from British colonial rule. His early representational works reflected young Trinidadians’ political awakening during the Black Power Revolution of 1970. Crichlow developed his voice as a painter while studying and working in London in the late 1970s. Since his return to Trinidad and Tobago, he has forged a unique abstract language that consciously circumvents the pictorial and exotic tropes conventionally associated with the Caribbean. His expressive paintings, often monumental in scale, are influenced by the light, rhythm, and color of his homeland, but do not rely on symbols to convey his experience of them. In parallel with his studio practice, Crichlow has served for decades as an influential educator and scholar of Caribbean visual arts.
About the Gallery
Founded in 2012, Diane Rosenstein Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in Hollywood, California. The gallery represents emerging, midcareer, and established artists in all media.
Kenwyn Crichlow, Power to the People, 1974 © Kenwyn Crichlow