On Saturday, May 22 from 3:00-5:00pm, Cavalier Galleries (175 Greenwich Avenue) will showcase the latest works by internationally acclaimed Haitian-born artist Guy Stanley Philoche.
Born in Haiti, Philoche and his family immigrated to Connecticut when he was just a few years old.
Known internationally for his work, Philoche has most recently has been recognized for his March 2020 social media call out to fellow emerging and local artists that he will purchase as much artwork as possible during the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To date, with the support of his collectors, Philoche has purchased over $85,000 worth of art from artists across the globe including: Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Kansas City, MO; London, UK; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Sydney, AU and more, with no plans of stopping.
Philoche’s new collection evolved from his Remembering Your Innocence series, created at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rather than focusing his art on the struggles of the moment, Philoche wanted to take people on a different path. His objective was to make people smile and remember happier, more innocent times as a child, away from the current fear of death and pain. The series was painted on masonite board versus canvas as the art stores were closed during the government mandated shutdown. During the same time frame, the Black Lives Matter movement gained traction across the country. The direction of the paintings changed innocence and social change, resulting in what Philoche calls rEVOLution, which are his most recent bodies of work. His hope is for a revolution that leads to love and peace.
The exhibition, featuring pieces from the “LOVE” and “rEVOLution” series, reference nostalgic characters along with the quintessential layered text and imagery that is found throughout his body of works.
Philoche’s works can be viewed at all Cavalier Gallery locations through the summer.