The exhibition “Double Influence” opened January 13 at the Territorial Museum, and will run until February 9.
The exhibit will feature four artists who each share a love for St Barts, an island with less than 10,000 inhabitants and New York, the most populated city in the US.
Three painters, abstract artist Hoboki, French painter Jean Verrechia and Eric Demarchelier, are joined by photographer Antoine Verglas. “Manhattan is an island just like St Barts, where one day or another the whole world meets. Two islands that are completely opposite but end up attracting the same …”
Mr Demarchelier said, “For me, New York’s qualities are energy and diversity. St Bart’s, charm and tranquillity. Diversity, charm and tranquillity have, I hope, influenced my painting.”
Organised by the collectivité, and with the help of the Artists of Saint-Barth association, “Double Influence” is free to visit.
The official art party will take place on the evening of January 23, at the museum with the artists.
The museum in Gustavia is open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm and 3 pm and 6 pm, and from 8:30 am to 1 pm on Wednesday and Saturday.