Bank show cases the value of art

| 23/06/2011

(CNS): The latest artist to adorn the walls of Butterfield is Kaitlyn Elphinstone. The exhibition ‘Vertebytes’ is curated by well-known local artist David Bridgeman and opens on 1 July to customers and the public and runs until November at the Butterfield Hall of Art, located on the second floor of Butterfield’s flagship building, Butterfield Place — a public space dedicated to featuring the artworks of emerging artists. With a background in Visual Studies and Art History from the University of Toronto, Kaitlyn’s work is conceptually grounded. “The formal setting and urban landscape of Toronto allowed me to refine my visual and conceptual vocabulary, a vocabulary that emerged through a focus on the intersection between natural and man-made constructs,” she said about her work.

Kaitlyn has recently returned to Cayman after completing an MA in Arts Policy and Management at Birkbeck, University of London.

The exhibition Vertebytes examines life instances through a series of fifteen digitally constructed images. The images and exhibition layout explores everyday occurrences though various themes such as the concept of time, our understanding of process, our experience of rhythm, movement and repetition.  

Constructed from the original work “Vertebytes” currently on display at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, the exhibition remains consistent with Kaitlyn’s process-intensive approach. The image stills have been derived from video, then digitally constructed to suspend animated instances into single visual images. The process was initiated by an exploration into the disparities between human and digital capacities in evoking life instances or memories.

“The Butterfield Hall of Art is the perfect place for emerging artists to experience their first solo exhibition, as the space provides great exposure for new artists on a daily basis,” said David Bridgeman. “It is important for all artists to exhibit, not only for the commercial aspect but, in my opinion and more importantly, to reflect on the work that has been done.”

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