Dreamers #1, 2022
Color and Identity: A Visual Conversation
October 19–December 3, 2023
Clare Gallery’s final 20th Anniversary exhibition, Color and Identity: A Visual Conversation, reveals national artist Stanwyck Cromwell’s ongoing artistic journey. Cromwell is originally from Guyana.
Cromwell’s artwork is a visual representation of the nostalgic memories of his Guyanese home, Caribbean influences of the West Indies (including its spirituality), as well as his experiences living in New England for fifty-three years—specifically Hartford, Connecticut. The artworks are rich hybrid abstract expressions of his Guyanese home blended with his American experiences. Cromwell states: “Even though I left home, I never left home.”
An artist reception will be held on Sunday, October 22, 1-3 p.m. A panel discussion will be held on Sunday, November 19, 1-2 p.m. Panelists will include the artist; John Motley, past president of the Amistad Center for Art & Culture and of the Wadsworth Museum of Art; and Fiona Vernal, Associate Professor, History and Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut. The panel will be moderated by Nancy Wynn, Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts, Merrimack College and Chair of the Clare Gallery.