Robert Saint-Brice – ART + REVOLUTION IN HAÏTI
As part of its ongoing investigations into alternative makers of the 20th century canon, The Gallery of Everything presents an installation of newly-discovered artworks by the self-proclaimed visionary and spiritualist, Robert Saint-Brice (1893-1973).
Although Saint-Brice began painting in his 20s, it was only when he joined the Centre d’Art d’Haïti in 1949 that he gained attention for his abstract interpretations of folklore and myth; for Saint-Brice saw himself as both artist and priest, channeling a mixture of belief, practice, experience and dream.
ART + REVOLUTION IN HAÏTI in Haiti is a three-venue project exploring the non-academic movement which expanded Surrealism and the African diaspora aesthetic. Other artists on display include Castera Bazile, Wilson Bigaud, Hector Hyppolite and Georges Liautaud, with texts by André Breton, Truman Capote, Rene Dépestre, Maya Deren, René d’Harnoncourt, Wilfredo Lam, Pierre Mabille and Philippe Thoby-Marcelin.
This project has been made by possible through the support of the archive of le Centre d’Art d’Haïti. Additional exhibitions are presented at The Gallery of Everything (4 Chiltern Street, London W1) and at Frieze Masters in Regent’s Park (Booth F16).
4 Chiltern Street
London W1U 7PS