GW Art’s Collection was held in the Rio Bueno Suite of the Jamaica Pegasus last week Saturday evening. The weather held up and a few persons even came out within the first hour of the show, but the majority filtered in from 6pm onwards.
Guests appreciated the colours and textures used by the artist, as well as the variety of pieces on display. The Collection definitely represented GW Art’s motto that ‘GW Art is for Everyone’.
Acrylic on canvas was the main medium used for wall paintings, big and small, framed and unframed.
Homey pieces greeted guests on the way in, followed by a wall of nature.
The standout piece for the night, ‘Connected’ showed depth and good technique from the artist.
‘Connected’ had quite a bit of representation for 1 piece and the artist ensured her perspective for it was expressed in her Lookbook, which ended up being passed around by guests with much excitement. The Lookbook included a chronological order of pieces from the current and previous collections with a bit about the artist, her perspective on each piece and how GW Art began. The Lookbook was dedicated to the artist’s late father and past West Indies Cricketer, Basil (Shotgun) Williams. Gabrielle plans on updating this lookbook as more pieces are created.
There were a few wooden signs and pieces on a grid wall panel display, courtesy of Miracle Corporation Ltd., that caught the eyes of many. These pieces showed the trendy side of GW Art and ‘Blessed’was a favourite, with replicas ordered throughout the night.
Amongst the smaller paintings, ‘Our Doctor Bird’ was another favourite, with light brush strokes. The piece was inspired by the artist’s outing to Cafe Eits one morning for breakfast, where the hummingbirds would often come and go to their trees on property in the midst of a calm and cool ambience.
‘Figure 8’ and ‘Foreplay’ were quite a hit with the men.
Throughout the night, guests mingled and contemplated which pieces they should walk away with for the night.
With GW Art, it’s always wine o’clock, so wine was complimentary to guests complemented by what was on offer from the 3 selected, local artisans. Gabrielle Burgess of Suga Lifestyle, under which GW Art falls, knew that Jamaican made cheeses from Outland Hurders Creamery & Farmstead, Homemade Jams and Pepper Jellies from Chorlavi’s, along with bean to bar 71% dark Chocolate from One One Cacao would not only pair well with the Wine and Prosecco offered, but pair well amongst each other as well.
The artisans were pleasantly surprised, realising this during the event and were seen purchasing from each other. This is what Suga Lifestyle and embracing Brand Jamaica is all about!
Brand Jamaica was well supported by over 80 guests in attendance and the event was a success for Suga Lifestyle (GW Art).
One elephant was not enough for GW Art’s client who is absolutely fond of elephants. The original and more vibrant, ‘Elephant in the room’ was supersized to balance the earth-toned version that was done for the Christmas 2018 Collection and they make a fantastic pair.
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Thanks to everyone who came out to my GW Art exhibit! I truly appreciated the overwhelming support and enjoyed every moment of it.
Thanks to all who purchased GW Art pieces for themselves and loved ones.
For those who didn’t get the opportunity to view and shop the New Collection, today is the last day for the GW Art exhibit at the Reggae Mill, Devon House until 8pm.
For those who have their eyes on GW Art for Christmas…it’s coming! Stay tuned for more news on that!
I would like to say a big Thank You to Alexx Antaeus for providing such a great opportunity and the perfect space to exhibit at the Reggae Mill Bar.
Kudos to Alexx for being inspired by Swizz Beatz’ No Commission Movement. Swizz Beatz along with The Dean Collection team are “by the artists, for the artists, with the people.” All sales go to GW Art and the complimentary space will be provided to another artist for the next two weeks.
Remember some eye-catching GW Art Paintings are still available such as ‘Dance Tempo’!
Thanks for coming out and Supporting Art Wednesdays and GW Art! The link to the Skkan album for both Wednesdays featuring GW Art are up on the Suga Lifestyle Facebook Page.
GW Art’s exhibition runs until October 1st at the Reggae Mill Bar, Devon House. You can view any evening as you please. You can also get a chance to chat with me, the Artist over a drink tonight from 7-11pm at The Reggae Mill Bar.
The exhibit features a Brand New Collection including a Preview of what is in store for Christmas and also showcases a few old faves.
Sneak Peak of ‘Dance Tempo’ that Debuts Tonight!
Today the Reggae Mill turns into a Gallery. All sales go to GW Art and this event was inspired by Swizz Beatz’ No Commission movement.
Please come out and Support Art Wednesdays and GW Art!