2017 was such an important year for Paul's memory and our studio and we're so grateful for the positive feedback we received as we worked to revive his legacy. Thank you, to family, old and new friends, patrons, curators, new admirers, and even critics. You've all participated in enhancing the visibility and significance of this powerful body of work.
It is my hope that Paul's works can contribute to contemporary dialogues about multiculturalism, racial and cultural identity (in the Haitian diaspora and otherwise), the legacies of post-colonial history in the Carribean and beyond and, of course, Haiti and Haitian art. These are complex topics and your contributions to the conversation are so valuable.
January 12th, 2018 will mark the 8 year anniversary of the 2010 earthquake that changed the people and landscape of Haiti forever. Paul's final series produced in the wake of its devastation, "Goudou Goudou" remains on view at Skoto Gallery, over the anniversary, but will be closing soon, on January 20th, 2018. For those that can't make it to NYC in time, the full show can be previewed on the gallery's website, here. Many thanks to Skoto for the platform to share these previously un-exhibited works with the world. And thank you to The New Yorker magazine for their recent press mention!
May 2018 bring us all opportunities for growth, rebuilding and healing, mutual respect for our differences and increased compassion and understanding of our common humanity.
Best wishes for the year to come,
Director, Paul Gardère Studio