Joscelyn Gardner’s “Creole Portraits” (2009-2011) uses an eighteenth-century form of printmaking from stone to explore Creole identity from a feminist, postcolonial perspective. Her visit to the Yale University Art Gallery from January 28-30, 2013 will allow students and faculty to broaden and deepen their sense of Caribbean archives and iconography.
Born in Barbados, Gardner’s work has long engaged her own white, Creole identity and reflected upon the colonial, geographical, economic, and political distinctions that remain operative in the lived experience and representation of the Caribbean. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she currently teaches in the School of Contemporary Media at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario. Subsequent to Gardner’s visit YUAG has acquisitioned Gardner’s Creole Portraits III (2011).