The exhibition, installed at the University Towne Centre Museum Satellite, was comprised of selections from the collection of Dr. Robert C. Brictson of Jacmel, Haiti.

HAITI featured sculptures fashioned from salvaged oil drums, and naive paintings rendered in bright, flat colors.  The exhibition included works by Georges Liautaud, the initiator of oil drum sculpture in the 1950s; the first painting sold by houngan (voodoo priest) Hector Hippolyte, one of the most famous naives; and works from the St. Soleil Commune. During the run of the exhibition Dr. Robert C. Brictson presented an illustrated lecture on the naïve paintings and metal sculpture of Haiti.

The exhibition was funded in part by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.

Collection Source: Dr. Robert C. Brictson

Details

On View: May 17, 1997 - Nov 23, 1997

Curator: Martha Longenecker

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