Curated by Marsha Pearce, PhD

April 26-May 7, 2021 | Port of Spain, Trinidad

On April 26, 2021, The No Words Exhibition opened in Trinidad and Tobago at ThinkArtWorkTT Studio. Curated by Dr. Marsha Pearce of The University of the West Indies, the exhibition features 6 portraits accompanied by a pair of matching television screens for the Notes that buttress the essay.

Taking the original written text, its audio, photographic, and moving evolutions, Pearce offers an important consideration of space – physical space, emotional space – in a time when the very notion of breathing is of global concern.

“The No Words Exhibition is an essay in three dimensions. The physical space of the gallery gives Browne’s work the room to inhale and exhale in another form.”

Dr. Marsha Pearce

“The themes and issues resonate in our society and the wider Caribbean. As spatial essay and as visual composition, the exhibition employs black walls as symbolic memory and as an insistence on life: Black life, past life, present life (the black wall as a holding of space for us), future life (the black wall as a womb), my life, your life.

The show is about the human condition, a subject that should matter to all of us.”

Marsha Pearce, PhD

Dr. Marsha Pearce is a visual arts lecturer at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus. Pearce has curated a number of exhibitions at home and abroad, including her work with the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Pérez Art Museum in Miami.

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