Visual Arts

Patrick DeCastro: Quand le Soleil Brille

Sept. 11 – Nov. 7, 2010
Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 10, 6-9 pm
Live musical performance at the opening reception by Richard Vergez.

Quand le Soleil Brille features a selection of works in mixed media by Haitian artist Patrick DeCastro. In his work, DeCastro attempts to share the distinctive world of his personal experience with Haitian vaudou and New York high fashion. He has chosen to live between a life of privilege in a fortunate Haitian family and that of a working class immigrant out of his love for the arts. DeCastro, thus, has a canvas from which to describe the vast panorama between pain and joy inherent in these two different worlds.

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Image: Patrick DeCastro, Journey, 2008, Vintage picture frame, antique doll, found objects, and enamel paint, 13 × 12 in., Courtesy of the artist.

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding Logos: State of Florida, Broward County, City of Hollywood

Gallery exhibitions and artist talks are funded in part by Michael and Lou Anne Colodny, and Marianne Ferro. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.