(Grand Cayman – 22 June 2011)
Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited is pleased to announce the opening of its
latest art exhibition in the Butterfield Hall of Art. Entitled “Vertebytes”,
the exhibition of works by artist Kaitlyn Elphinstone, is curated by
well-known local artist David Bridgeman. Vertebytes opens on 1 July 2011 to
customers and the public and runs until November. The Hall of Art, located
on the second floor of Butterfield’s flagship building, Butterfield Place,
is a public space dedicated to featuring the artworks of emerging artists.
With a background in Visual Studies and Art History from the University of
Toronto, Kaitlyn’s work remains conceptually grounded. “The formal setting and
urban landscape of Toronto allowed me to refine my visual and conceptual
vocabulary, a vocabulary that emerged through a focus on the intersection
between natural and man-made constructs,” said Kaitlyn.
Kaitlyn has recently returned to Cayman after completing an
MA in Arts Policy and Management at Birkbeck, University of London. “The
opportunity to live, work and exhibit in London gave me exposure to diverse
artist communities, creative trends and contemporary happenings,” she added. In
October 2010, Kaitlyn completed her dissertation on organizing creativity,
inspiring her to develop her art practice and actively contribute to the
community through creativity.
The exhibition Vertebytes examines life instances through a series of fifteen
digitally constructed images. The images and exhibition layout explores everyday
occurrences though various themes such as the concept of time, our understanding
of process, our experience of rhythm, movement and repetition.
Constructed from the original work “Vertebytes” currently on display at the
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, the exhibition remains consistent with
Kaitlyn’s process-intensive approach. The image stills have been derived from
video, then digitally constructed to suspend animated instances into single
visual images. The process was initiated by an exploration into the disparities
between human and digital capacities in evoking life instances or memories.
“The Butterfield Hall of Art is the perfect place for emerging artists to
experience their first solo
exhibition, as the space provides great exposure for new artists on a daily
basis. It is important for all artists to
exhibit, not only for the commercial aspect but, in my opinion and more
importantly, to reflect on the work that has been done,” said
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