Joseph Betty to launch solo exhibit

Newly-opened Nelson Gallery will play host to local artist Joseph Betty’s solo exhibition, Twi……too, opening this Wednesday, 7 February.

The show will consist of 18 pieces in a variety of media, with still life, cubism, portrait and surrealism all represented.

The artist explained that the overarching theme was one of showing love, caring and sharing through art.

The exhibition follows on from Betty’s recent solo show, Twilight, held at the Conch House. Part proceeds from the show went to the Cayman Islands Hospice Care, raising $350.

‘My new work is inspired by my ongoing theme of Twilight, which focuses on the unseen energy we use on a day-to-day basis, depicting the positive and sharing its beauty through colour,’ the artist said.

The self-taught artist and published poet attended the Jamaica School of Arts and Drama. His artwork is often inspired by the Caribbean Sea and can be seen in collections at the Cayman Islands museum and the National Gallery.

The Gallery, which opened its doors in December last year and specialises in Cuban art, plans to exhibit the work of a different local artist each month.

Located at the Treasure Island resort on West Bay Road, the gallery will host the opening from 6pm to 9pm. Refreshments will be provided.

All artwork is for sale, with 10 per cent of proceeds going to the Cayman Islands Humane Society. Twi….too will be on display throughout February.