20/20 ? Toby Lunn & John Cox Twenty Years Later

Wed, Dec 19th 2012, 11:44 AM

TONIGHT – Wednesday, December 19, 2012 6pm to 9pm Popopstudios Gallery, 26 Dunmore Av., Chippingham When hindsight is always 20/20, it implies a longing for things to have taken place differently. But this isn’t the case with the rapid evolution of contemporary Bahamian art, which for the last 20 years has expanded the boundaries of how Bahamian artists define themselves and their practices.

Hoping to pay homage and expand this conversation, two contemporary abstract Bahamian artists, Toby Lunn and John Cox, reunite in the collaborative exhibition “20/20” opening next week at Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts.

For the pair – who have known each other all of their lives – the exhibition is not so much a retrospective imbued with finality but rather another significant milestone in the conversation they’ve held with themselves and the wider art community since their first exhibition together in 1992 at the Bahamian Art Gallery in downtown Nassau.

At the time, with their understanding about art practices being shaped on a global scale through their studies abroad – Cox at Rhode Island School of Design and Lunn at Maryland Institute College of Art – the pair presented a wildly contemporary show ahead of their time.

HERE to read full article by Sonia Farmer in the Guardian.

HERE to view Popop's website.