Haitian and Cuban Artists Share America’s Immigrant Story w/ New Exhibition, SWARM.
Didier William, Bois Caiman, 2017 Collage, acrylic, and wood carving on panel unframed: 48 x 60 in. (121.92 x 152.4 cm.) Collection of Robert and Frances Couldburn Kohler, Swarm006
William’s collection, which is comprised of paintings, printmaking, collages and drawings, is a complex hybrid that pushes Haiti’s rich, albeit disturbing history to the forefront. Figures in his work are recurrently covered in eyes, which launched a larger conversation about the “curious gazes” those of African and Caribbean descent are subject to on a regular basis.