Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Moore's exhibition a joyous experience
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Title: Moore's exhibition a joyous experience
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Andrea
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 9/13/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199972
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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Moore's exhibition a

"Extremely challenging to
this nner susceptibility" sum-
marises one's reaction to
hillp Moore's Methodical
Mediation Museum. From
the very beginning you im-
mediately realise that here is
a confrontation with the
artist's cosmic self with the
hner workings of the man's
mind a realm in which you
are at times lost, and not
o11y com9priehendf'g. but
revertheilem re-ponding, that
knd ot response which the
rhythm of drums in an alien
ritual evokes.
Moor's works throbs with
re ancient magic and mys-
tery tat we assodate with
Africa Si pounding drums
snd rhythms of the beautiful
black bodies but tainted with
be darik anaas ~ e. f slavery
mad dhalns. More's work
Ieta up v2bratiao from the
inner recesses of our souls
in response to ia bSauntng
but obscure message; obaoeene
not a~ result of the artist's
aIit 6to coymauniate,
t from a history of refs-
*ng to face *amt lanierplanated
ttegral part of our being
whidh was so clearly re-
fleeted in hls-palntngs.
And from confrontation we
Wroceed to oofilict. His works
pose many problems to the
rtiet and viewer, and in a
much broader sense high-
lights the conflict of today's
Stribbean man in his sath
for hia trun identity. The art-
let has found himself, and his
works sabot this.
SMs work is remaIedsMt of
%Afrlcaa palatiting and sculp-
ture, yet hthly ILdividtal-
e1t in syle, with a flair for
dramatic colour and intricate
fetailL The paiatings abound
with Se proound symlbol-
tsa of the mystic and the
aftditalis; whether h delves
lato f a reanim o the cosmic
in the "Superoosa:oua
a "or eXdplores the perea-

nial theme of "Mother and energy and
ObCld." imagery of tb
Even so, the artist is not "Wata Man
removed from reality. He re- carving wh'ch
lates and relates directly to yet brings to
his soaCjey and displays a ening tles o
keen awareness and insight its Mapacour
into many important aspects maids and
of Guyanese life tn more ways Moore fdepeits
than one. The turbulence in figure in Guy
our history is captured in the Indian Folklo
very wewll known painting ancy. I the
"Black Friday" with its cry Anancy Never
for blood and destruction. a strong mesa
And his beautiful work of perseverance f
"Children of Guyana". un- a spec*al sign
painted SeamM Tree, with oppressed slav
its fgues merging into each One tends to
other in .a eaOrle is symbolic as a power h
of the need for unity ampng sutftient caus
our people which has the bet- tion was domi
ter chance of succeeding with sBonfanepus ex
o0r children. and aqiour th
He exploits the rich fok- compaoed by
loire and folkways of our peo- tive energy. A
pie and produces faciaating such with few
interpretation of our ways. ist with none.
Iti his "Kaieteur Fantasy what a joyo
and Creation," the anvwas is pigment on
ah'ye wit te ooloar and provide.

aih with the
e legend.
iba is a large
looks African
nind the fright-
Sthe sea with
a Man, Fair-
Obeah rituals.
Sa well loved
anese and West
e Buru An-
painting "Buru
Fails" there is
gge of hope and
or Anancy bore
ificance to the
think of Moore
housee and with
ie. The exhibi-
nated by those
Plosion of form
at must be ac.
a burst of crea-
Stechnleian of
peers, a oolour-
Moore proves
us experience
canvas can

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