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Caribbean Passion Haiti 1804

Solo show at Art Exchange Gallery / New Art Exchange. 2005
Date: 6 October, 2005 until 18 November, 2005

Kimathi Donkor’s work is characterised by the ways in which it confidently tackles key, dramatic, monumental moments of African diaspora history, but does so with a painterly preciseness that borders on aesthetic frugality. His subjects have ranged from the death of Mrs Cynthia Jarrett, and the response to it by sections of the community, through to the cataclysmic events that culminated in the liberation of Haiti at the beginning of the 19th century. The latter body of work was brought together for an exhibition Caribbean Passion Haiti 1804, 6 October - 18 November 2005, Art Exchange Gallery, Nottingham. The exhibition was announced as “a solo exhibition of epic oil paintings exploring the birth of a nation.”

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 2005

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»  Kimathi Donkor

Born, 1965 in Bournemouth, England

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»  Art Exchange Gallery / New Art Exchange

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Caribbean Passion Haiti 1804

Invite relating to an exhibition, 2005
Published by: Art Exchange Gallery
Year published: 2005
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Private View card for an exhibition by Kimathi DonkorCaribbean Passion Haiti 18046 October - 18 November 2005, held at Art Exchange Gallery, Nottingham. The exhibition was announced as “a solo exhibition of epic oil paintings exploring the birth of a nation.”  The exhibition recalled the cataclysmic events that culminated in the liberation of Haiti at the beginning of the 19th century. 

The card was full colour and featured reproductions of three paintings from the exhibition, though details of the works do not appear on the card. The image on the front featured a depiction of a skirmish between liberated slaves and those they sought to overthrow. In the centre of the painting is the sword wielding, equestrian figure of Toussaint L’Ouverture, his stallion rearing up.

The card contained information about the exhibition, access to the venue, and the Private View. “On the night there will be a re-enactment of the Haiti revolution.”

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»  Kimathi Donkor

Born, 1965 in Bournemouth, England

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»  Art Exchange Gallery / New Art Exchange

Nottingham, United Kingdom