So many things happened in a short space of time.
I should do some catching up with you :]
I had my first solo exhibition, AfterColour, on March 15th 2012 at Medulla Art Gallery in Woodbrook, Trinidad. It was all I could have hoped for and went quite well.
I didn't have a formal or informal acknowledgement of all the help I would have had putting this together so I'd like to now thank a few people for various reasons: Richard Taylor, Robert Young, Ashraph, Lupe Leonard [plenty, plenty love], Sean Leonard, Richard Rawlins, Arnaldo James, Baidawi, James Hackett, QD Ross and Rodell Warner. My family - my sisters, of course, ever the safe zone and the ones who make sure I don't look unpresentable on these occasions. Without them, I would have looked a hot mess.
I must also thank the gallery and curators Martin Mouttet and Geoffrey McLean for their support. It truly was an overwhelming experience.
For AfterColour, I chose to communicate via 4 different types of work - CC: Everybody which is a joint project between Rodell Warner and myself, Look In, which are new mixed media works in watercolour and lino print, Playing Dolly House, handsewn fabric dolls which I started in 2011, and Colour(ed)s, also new work and the starting point for the show. Colour(ed)s is a series of hand sewn fabric collages standing about 40 inches high.
Here are some photos from the show, a video and some press coverage in which I am much more eloquent than I am right now:
Photos by: Arnaldo James, Baidawi Ishere
* Feature in Trinidad Express Woman's Magazine - Brianna McCarthy - The Spark that Is...
* Feature in Trinidad Guardian - After Colour McCarthy exhibition celebrates beauty of black women