Bermudian artist Gherdai Hassell’s work featured in South African exhibition
A Bermudian artist has had artwork from her first solo show featured in a South African exhibit.
Gherdai Hassell’s A Song for Many Movements, which was originally featured in her show I Am Because You Are, has appeared in the Zietz Museum of Contemporary African Art’s exhibit When We See US.
Ms Hassell said in an Instagram post that she was “beyond words” to know that one of her paintings, which explored the history of identity within the African diaspora, had been featured in an African museum.
She added: “To contribute to such an important show in global history, African history, the art historian canon — one that has excluded the visibility of the black figure — is … just wow.”
I Am Because You Are was first featured at the Bermuda National Gallery last year, where it drew attention and praise for its in-depth exploration of Black identity.
Last year, Ms Hassell also had two mixed-media pieces, Atlas of Afterimage and Points on a Circle, added to the Bermuda National Gallery’s permanent collection. They sit alongside historic work of Bermudian art.