A retrospective exhibit of work by Bendel Hydes, often referred to as the father of Cayman art, opens on Friday, 11 Oct., at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.
Hydes was the first Cayman artist to formally study art abroad and gain international attention for his work. He has been featured in exhibits throughout the world and has been a key figure in exhibits representing the Caribbean. He was instrumental in establishing the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, as well as the National Gallery.
This exhibit traces his development from the representational work he did in the 1960s to large abstract pieces he created in the 2000s. A 200-page catalogue was produced to accompany the show.
The exhibit runs through 30 Jan. 2020.
The gallery is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.