Friday, June 26, 2015

Paul's Streets



Transactions (Bubbles)

"Come nah baby...yuh know ah does handle yuh...doh studie it"

Woman at the Anthurium Door


head bad


Bad Man Nah Fraid Nobody

Yuh eye long?

Only One Love is Unconditional

Paul Kain's Artist's Statement:

"From the Streets...." is a body of work based on the observation and interaction with individuals whom I had the opportunity to become acquainted with while holding an evening shift at a mini mart in St James. The hours spent there were filled with the ritual visits of the local shoppers, vagrants, pipers and limers whom upon their sporadic visits were also accompanied by their colourful elaborated stories from their home life to their sex life, to the tension of political views where everyone has the answer and solution. So of course concluding everyone else wrong, my contribution to these events was always attentive.

Like a well behaved audience pre-scripted to "Ohs" and "awes" at the expected intervals. I was quick to discover that it was not so much that my input was wanted or necessary nor was any advice being sought during these conversations but that I just needed to be attentive and to listen.

Everyone has a story to tell.

From The Streets by Paul Kain ran at the Soft Box Art Gallery April 24 - May 23, 2015.

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