Saturday, September 16, through Sunday, February 4
Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street, Davenport IA
Created at the time of increased migration of Haitians to the United States, Duval-Carrié's multi-part alter-piece Endless Flight is accompanied by seven freestanding or floating assemblages referring both to the migration of colonists and slaves to Haiti, and to the migration of Haitians to the United States and other countries. The work will be showcased alongside a selection of recent paintings by Duval-Carrié that continue his dialogue on the history of colonialism in the Americas.
Born in Haiti and currently residing in Miami, Duval-Carrié moved to Puerto Rico as a child, and studied at Loyola College in Montréal and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. His first exhibition was held at the Centre d’Art in Port au Prince, which helped launch the careers of some of Haiti’s most renowned painters and sculptors, and his work has been featured in solo exhibitions worldwide, including at the Figge in 2005. The Figge was the first museum to acquire his work, and his portrait of Dr. Walter Neiswanger – founder of the museum’s Haitian collection – is on view in the museum.
Edouard Duval-Carrié: Endless Flight will be on display from September 16 through February 4, and Duval-Carrié himself will participate in a September 21 Artist Talk at the Figge, discussing both his new exhibition and the current state of Haitian art. For more information on the exhibit and related events, call (563)326-7804 or visiting FiggeArtMuseum.org.