Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Haitian art exhibit opens Saturday at Figge Art Museum

QCONLINE
By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
Edouard Duval-Carrié's "My Life as a Tree" (2015), mixed media on aluminum.
MOLINE, Illinois---Home to one of the largest collections of Haitian art in the nation, the Figge Art Museum on Saturday opens an exhibit by Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, "Endless Flight." "Endless Flight" (last displayed in 2007), acquired by the Figge through the generosity of Dr. Walter Neiswanger and other donors, is a multi-part altarpiece that combines Christian and Vodou religious imagery and allegorical paintings and sculptures to create an otherworldly environment, according to the museum. The piece was created at a time of increased migration to the U.S. by Haitians fleeing the political oppression and poverty in their homeland. For more information, call 563-326-7804, or visit figgeartmuseum.org. [More]