Miss IRIS 24ct. SMILE by BERNARD HOYES

Miss Iris 24ct Smile oils on canvas 24×36” 1978 The Caribbean Collection

Auntie Iris is the entrepreneur of the lane. She is the first out the gate in the mornings. Her strawBasket is layered out with Produces for sale during her walkabout during the day. Tamarind balls, Paradise plums, Peanuts, gums is arranged so the basket is well balanced on her head. She is usually stationed outside the gate after School let’s out. She council, she scold, she is security for the youths at her station. Auntie Iris smile is the biggest and brightest, each tooth space is filled with gold fillings, spaced evenly between each tooth, can’t help to showoff her upmarket status. She is a woman of means. She takes pride in the exchanges she Labour at daily, that allow her young costumers the satisfaction of rewarding themselves after a day of learning.

Caribbean artists are at the forefront of Virgin Atlantic’s top-notch experience. Bernard Hoyes featured

Virgin Atlantic is putting local artists from the Caribbean at the forefront of its Upper-Class experience thanks to its art gallery in the sky.  Available throughout Virgin Atlantic’s fleet, the gallery will showcase some of the many incredible artists who hail from the Caribbean.
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WASHDAY BY THE RIVER by BERNARD HOYES

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Painted at Los Angeles Studio, 1993
Original in the collection of Vilma Thomas, Original oils on canvas 32×46”
Published by Caribbean Art as a Serigraph in 1996

A day by the river as time stand still. Women communing with nature, gather together in a weekly ritual of washing. Much singing, chatting and laughter is heard with the river flowing providing the gossip intones and murmurs.

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LIMITED EDITION SERIGRAPH 199 30×40”wIth 25 artist proof. 25 printers proof. Printed on 320gm. Stonehenge paper. 40 Colors sign and numbered by the artist. Certificate available with each print.

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“Carnival Masquerade”

Carnival Masquerade

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“Carnival Masquerade” By Bernard Stanley Hoyes Serigraph 60 colors 199 edition, size 30×40” 50% off                                

Carnival masquerade is Africa, Europe and Asia marching down a main street in costumes of the ultimate symbols of liberation. Every man surging together up out of centuries of displacement. It defines cultural boundaries as well as boundaries of the imagination. It cries of cultural magnitude and vibrancy of the human spirit. “The Image was resolved in 60 colors printed on Stonehenge 320 G. 100% rag paper. Image size 24×36″, Paper size 30×40”. Signed and numbered by the Artist. Limited to 199 with 25 artist proofs and 25 printers proofs. embossed authenticity stamp on each print. Certificates available with each print.

The Original Painting “Carnival Masquerade” Oils on Canvas, 40×60″ is from the Personage series. Rearly shown series on the influence of the Great African Spirits that transit the Middle Passage, and have survived in the transcendent Souls of All African descendent. The series deals with the vision and imagery of indelible Classical African Civilizations that have shaped Black cultures throughout the Americas. Rendered in a synthesis of the great Cuban Artist, Wilfredo Lam’s and Mexican Modernist Rufino Tamayo’s iconography. Hoyes has advance a Visual Voice as a Chorus in the Art Wilderness. This Serigraph was inspired by the Original image. Publish by Caribbean Fine Arts Publishing, and Produce at Samper Silkscreen in Los Angeles. 1996

One of the traditional costumes, this one is  called “Cow Head”  is worn during the Junkanoo Street parade in Jamaica during the Christmas Seasons. Boxing Day,is a British holiday, the day after christmas. Its is celebrated with much festivity and Parades. The Fear of the “Junkanoo Band” was the highlight of the parade for Children. I remember being chased into my yard, by one of these members, all the way in my house, under my bed. Haven,t been scared of anything since. it is tied to West African origins, as the costumes and conduct of the masqueraders bear similarities with the Yoruba Egun festivals. It is believed that this Celebration began during the 16th and 17th centuries in the British Colonies. The slaves were given a special holiday around Christmas time when they would be able to leave the plantations to be with their family and celebrate the holidays with African dance, music, and costumes. After emancipation, this tradition continued, and Junkanoo has evolved from its simple origins to a formal, more organized parade with sophisticated, intricate costumes, themed music and incentive prizes. Of course, we all are familiar with the Great masquerade Festivals that is Celebrated in Trinidad.

CLIMATE CHANGING, Identifying elements

RAGS is expressing textures, mood, in its own language through MONO-Printing.

The mission was to recollect the language I “buck up” on while creating a series on elements causing Changes to Present Atmospheric conditions. An imbalance of Air, Water, Fire, and earth taken to extremes.
Rags laden with colors give Textures, cross hatched and fused as elements would amalgamate.
These original piece done in the Desert of California was lost on my trip to Kingston. Cause?, extreme Climate conditions as in “regional Hurricane.” Forty flights to the Caribbean canceled one afternoon in Miami International Airport, including mine to Kingston. Total disarray and confusion as my contribution to the conversation I am having with Fine Arts Printmaker of Jamaica. A cooperative I am encouraging to amplify Printmaking in Kingston was delayed and never found, up to now. So, the show had to go on. Calling on the creative energies, my studio in Kingston became a Laboratory as I recreated the spirit of my pieces I intended to show.
The Exhibition opened at University of the West Indies, Headquarters in Mona. This past week, will close July 15

“Spirit of the Land Through Climate Change”Exhibition extended.

Visit “Spirit of the Land Through Climate Change” at http://bit.ly/BERNARDHOYES. For more information about Bernard Hoyes visit www.bernardhoyes.com. For information about San Bernardino County Museum visit www.sbcounty.gov/museum or call (909) 798-8608. The museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands.

Art life on Syncona Mesa.

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