Stalactites of Memory

An exhibition of linocut prints from Trinidadian printmaker Lee Johnson.

Artist: Lee Johnson

Dates: 30 April 2022 - 21 May 2022


“Memories,” says Lee, “become encrusted and obscured with age, just like the slow build of limestone on stalactites. They are ever-changing, ever-growing and always evolving as they reveal new truths and hide old phobias.”

The exhibition balances memories that are more immediate and easily recalled with more fragile, perhaps ancestral memories. The prints illustrate recent carnivals, with their bacchanal of sweaty bodies and blue devils, as well as Trinidad’s dense, wet, often-dangerous bush. These images contrast with those of the more fragile memories of diaspora and flight, both from Trinidad and, a hundred years before that, to Trinidad from China.

Lee, who left Trinidad many years ago, returns regularly to restock his memories … and his rum.

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