Cultural Tapestry ” An intergenerational exploration from the Caribbean to Newham by MJ Fontaine.The exhibition begins with an exhibition launch and Q & A by Marilyn Fontaine and two guests exploring the practices and customs from the Caribbean and their influence on her life growing up in Newham.
The exhibition will also include an object handling installation and an intergenerational Collage workshop.
The Launch and Private View will run from 6 – 9 pm on Thursday, 7th October 2021. The exhibition will be opened by a poet/speaker TBC.
The exhibition will run until the 30th October 2021
About the artist
Marilyn J Fontaine is an East London-based mixed-media artist who creates magical, intense and witty narratives with mystical overtones.
The theme of her work documents the feminine aspects integral to her journey and are heavily influenced by the rituals and practices of Indigenous cultures and the connection of healing using storytelling and nature.
Marilyn’s work is often intense, witty, bold juxtaposed and ironic with strong cultural references and paradoxically an ethereal aesthetic as the artist feels strongly connected to nature, ritual, community, and the human experience.
Her work embodies esoteric and human cultural themes including human values and our connection and relationship to something greater. Marilyn’s work also has the ability to connect and engage the public, provoke discussion, and create an inward dialogue due to the personal nature of her work.