Lavar Munroe: Son of the Soil
Promotional material for, Lavar Munroe: Son of the Soil, a 10 Year Survey at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
“…the NAGB will exhibit over 50 works created from 2008-2018, focusing on the evolution of Munroe's creative practice and it's materiality move off the wall and into a richer dimensionality at once exploring the fragility and tenuous relations of the human condition, Blackness, the grotesque and the beautiful.
Munroe's work straddles the line between painting, sculpture and installation challenging narratives around survival, loss and trauma in a world filled with violence as he overcomes the condition of the space to provoke a new kind of possibility and future. Mining mythologies, post-colonial histories and a constellation of literature, social stereotypes are critiqued and tensions are drawn into the somewhat menacing surfaces which continue to trick the body and mind…”
Client: The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas