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Dwight Ferguson to exhibit ‘Colour Me Yellow’ at Doongalik Studios

Doongalik Studios will host Dwight Ferguson’s fifth solo exhibition entitled “Colour Me Yellow” which continues the theme from Ferguson’s last show in 2019 entitled “Hope” which was a response to the tragic passage of Hurricane Dorian through The Bahamas, unbeknownst that yet another tragedy in the form of COVID-19 would became a reality several months afterwards.

Ferguson is facing the ongoing and devastating worldwide pandemic by using the color yellow in every piece of art in this show as a symbol of hope, healing, and wholeness based on the passage in scripture which states that hope is an anchor for the soul.

The exhibition consists of abstract paintings, photographs, copper and metal sculptures, and mixed media pieces. Ferguson’s wish, as always, is to offer his art as a panacea to lift the soul of his audience. He revisits the theme of using his photographic images to chronicle the journey of the sunflower which, like the human life cycle of birth to death, demonstrates beauty at every stage if one looks for it.

Ferguson is also paying homage to, and celebrating the lives of five of his mentees in an installation entitled “On The Road” indicating the five friendships that were established on the road in East Street. Robert Johnson, Andrew Maycock, Anthony Boyd, Patrick D’Haiti, and Prince Clarke, all of whom are now deceased, were all challenged with addiction but throughout their years of interaction, Ferguson made a conscious decision not to diminish them because of it, but rather to treat them with dignity.

Ferguson’s first exhibition at Doongalik called “The Road” in 2016 was held in conjunction with his friend Robert Johnson, a well-known poet and writer who passed away this year. Ferguson was led to produce a mixed media in memoriam piece in his honor. The exhibition will also feature a tribute to Bahamian musician Joseph Spence, entitled “Encore”.

“Colour Me Yellow” opens on Friday, November 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be on display for the month.

Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Further information can be obtained by contacting the gallery at pam.burnside@doongalik.com or by telephone at 394-1886.

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