Manuel Palacio art news


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Published Thursday, August 6, 2015

 El Bembon & Ella CityPaper

 

Published 2008

 Portrait of a fiercely young talented artist

By Andrew Trimingham

“Manuel Palacio is an artist of fierce talent. He is also an artist almost completely obsessed by sex. His retrospective show, ‘Narcissist’ at the Masterworks Gallery is not, therefor, for prudes… Mr. Palacio’s work is nothing if not powerful and is unusual in Bermuda because almost all the works are figurative.”

 

Published Wednesday, July 22. 2015

‘Serene pleasantries’ and harsh realities

…For instance, a display of Manuel Palacio’s always challenging artwork earlier this year, while prompting a few outraged responses, actually encouraged a healthy dialogue about race and relations in an Island where those subjects are still too often politely talked around rather than talked about…

 

 

 

Published Monday, April 27, 2015

Artist’s provocative discourse on race

“It is apparent that the objective of this latest exhibit by Manuel Palacio is to highlight the fact that his aim is to continue the discourse on the ongoing subject of racial warfare, albeit in a bold, provocative, and uncomfortable manner to some viewers….” RUPERT DAVIS, New York

 

 

Publish: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Artist’s new work sends ‘negative message.’

“I felt very offended by it — anything like that should not be up,” the woman said, of two pieces incorporating signs that read “I hate white people” and “We serve white’s [sic] only”.

 

 

Published Thursday, Dec 11, 2014

Library to unveil mural today

“Art changes the look of a place,” Mr Palacio said. “I hope this challenges other organisations in Bermuda to look at their spaces, particularly in the wake of the announcement that the America’s Cup is coming to Bermuda.”

 

Published June 28, 2012

‘Grand Opening of B-side art Exhibit

 

Over 50 people attended the official Grand Opening of the B-Side Art Exhibition on Sunday [June 24]. Those who attended the opening were treated to the sounds of Chewstick and also indulged in refreshments provided by Fish & Tings and Goslings Ltd.

 

Published Aug 19, 2011

Artistic political expressions can be dangerous | ‘Black Apartheid’

Charles Zuill

He indicated that the black community will vote for a black government, no matter what they do, just because the government is black. He then went on to say that this is a form of racism.

 

August 10, 2011

Sen. Furbert On Palacio “Black Apartheid” Exhibit

 

Senator Laverne Furbert has hit back at aspects of the recent artistic showing by Manuel Palacio, as well as statements he made about his latest exhibit entitled “Black Apartheid”.

Mr Palacio said, “Black apartheid is about the similarities under a Black Government and its white counterpart; in fact I believe there are no changes with the treatment of “others” – people who look different.”

 

Published Aug 10, 2011

We need an open, honest approach to our problems | ‘Black Apartheid’

Al Seymour

Although the recent art show by Manuel Palacio, at the Bermuda Society of Arts touched a nerve with some in the political arena, it was mainly an artistic expression of Bermuda and the current state of politics.

 

 

Published Aug 10, 2011

A far more serious problem | ‘Black apartheid’

EVA HODGSON

Dear Sir,

Much of Mr Palacio’s art might be considered “edgy” or “controversial” in a community as “conservative” as ours, but I doubt if any of it would have drawn an audience of 75 people other than this exhibition on race. (The Royal Gazette, August 8, 2011). Despite the frequent criticism of those who are condemned for always talking about black and white it is one issue that will get a response.

 

Published Aug 8, 2011

Artist challenges Bermudians willingness to challenge the PLP | ‘Black Apartheid’

 If the PLP was a white government people would be “up in arms” and generally more critical than supportive, the artist said.

 

 

Friday, August 5, 2011

 

Controversial Black Apartheid artist meets the critics

 

Raymond Hainey

Mr Palacio said afterwards: “It was great. That’s what art is supposed to do – get people involved.

“We’re a society which keeps everything quiet and walks about angry.

“It’s been positive all the way.”

 

 

Published Jul 30, 2011

Listen to criticism | ‘Black Apartheid’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I suppose the article would frighten whites not because of its actual content but because many whites tend to be riddled with guilt about their historic grossly unjust treatment of blacks and hence, they continue to expect vengeance.

 

 

Published Jul 22, 2011

Art show advert could reinforce negative images of blacks social commentator Cordell Riley | ‘Black Apartheid’

Tim Smith

Social commentator Cordell Riley warned an advert portraying former Premier Ewart Brown as a gangster could reinforce negative images of blacks.

And Mr Riley predicted Manuel Palacio’s ‘Black Apartheid’, the City Hall exhibition promoted by the flyer, is likely to create a lively debate across the Island.

 

Published Jul 20, 2011

‘Black Apartheid’ exhibit is sure to cause a stir

Black Apartheid is his take on the politics of Bermuda present and past.

One piece features Progressive Labour Party MPs with blonde hair and blue eyes. Another, ‘I Hate White People’, shows the Island’s streets renamed as Old Boy’s Club Place, Oligarchy Place, Discrimination and Cohorts-Way.

 

 

Published Jan 14, 2011

Georgia O’Keeffe inspired show to open at 64 Degrees restaurant in Southampton

By René Hill

According to Mr Palacio, part of the idea was to show how artists can work with interior designers.

“The space is big and he has a lot of room for art there,” said Mr Palacio.

 

 

Published Sep 8, 2010

Bold and confrontational: Palacio’s underlying approach to art making

Art Review by Charles Zuill

The current Manuel Palacio exhibition in the Onions Gallery at the Bermuda Society of Arts brings to mind the 19th century French realist painter, Gustave Courbet.

 

 

Published Aug 13, 2010

Manuel’s different point of view

By René Hill

He is an established artist and his work is usually edgy but Manuel Palacio’s new show ‘Bermuda Point of View’ is aimed at the commercial market.

He believes there is a lot of good Bermudian art and he would like to see more of it in offices and hotels around the Island, instead of work by international artists. Manuel Different Point of View

 

 

Published Jun 11, 2010

Art seller who became an artist stages her debut show

By René Hill

Ms Cann is currently taking lessons with the artist Manuel Palacio who is teaching with Community Education. “I’ve been wanting to go to him, but I’ve always been away and only been able to get in one or two [of his] classes,” she said. “I’m enjoying that.”

 

Published Mar 26, 2009

My art is an extension of me

By Che Caines

My first art show was at Masterworks Art Gallery in Botanical Gardens on February 13, 2009. I displayed landscape art, portrait art, and abstract art. It was a joint show featuring me and Manuel Palacio, CedarBridge Art teacher and artist.

 

 

Published Mar 25, 2009

A worthy concept, but why not a definitive show?

Review by Charles Zuill

Regarding Manuel Palacio: the work on display entitled, “Basquiat”, is notable and given that he can paint works of such high quality, I wonder why it is he feels obliged to stoop to making “shock art”.

 

Published 2008

 Portrait of a fiercely young talented artist

By Andrew Trimingham

“Manuel Palacio is an artist of fierce talent. He is also an artist almost completely obsessed by sex. His retrospective show, ‘Narcissist’ at the Masterworks Gallery is not, therefor, for prudes, but I would warn almost everybody who hasn’t the most advance ideas that it really isn’t suitable for children either. Mr. Palacio’s work is nothing if not powerful and is unusual in Bermuda because almost all the works are figurative.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published Jun 2, 2006

Palacio revolt

By René Hill

Warning: If you were planning to attend Manuel Palacio’s new exhibition and hoping to find little pink cottages with freshly painted white roofs – you are about to enter the wrong show. Palacio Revolt

 

 

Published May 18, 2005

Manuel Palacio | ‘Colours of the Caribbean’

By René Hill

“The general theme for all my work, I think, is my joy for the life I am living, and the things I admire most,” said Mr. Palacio.

“And all the things that make me feel happy or angry enough to try to make a change.”

 

 

Published May 18, 2005

Colours of the Caribbean

By René Hill

The exhibition, entitled Artists of the Caribbean, is being held at the Bermuda Society of Arts hosted by the West Indian Association of Bermuda. It will open on Friday evening in the Onions Gallery and is on until June 8.

 

Publish February, 2005

The Bermudian magazine | Portrait of an artist

 

His paintings have celebrated faith Court Street and more, yet in some corners Manuel Palacio is viewed as a heretic and a pornographer ‘Jesus is a rebel so I’m cool with that. A lot of my favorite people are rebels.’ says Palacio of his status as Bermuda’s rebel artist. “Feel Kuti was a rebel . Bob Marley was a rebel. It take a lot rebelliousness to be modern and contemporary and I aim to be modern and contemporary.”

 

Published Feb 2, 2005

Art students put their talent on display

By René Hill

There were several exceptional pieces at the Annual School?s Exhibition and artist and CedarBridge Academy art teacher Manuel Palacio spoke about some of the GCSE students artwork.

 

Publish  October 27, 2004

Manuel’s motivated by more than money

By René Hill

Artist Manuel Palacio belives that art is an evolutionary process.

 

 

Published Wednesday, October 27,  2004   |  Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Palacio impresses but Wilks fails to come out of his shadow

By René Hill  |  Andrew Trimmingham

“ I want to leave a legacy of truth for my children, not fear.”

“Manuel Palacio, whose work dominates the two-man show at Kafu gallery on Parliament Street, is an artist who paints with gusto and, very often, an exuberant sexuality.” Andrew Trimminham

 

 

Published May 13, 2004

Biennial rejects are still well worth a visit

Manuel Palacio never fails to catch the eye with his overtly sexual works, none of which transgress to the pornographic. Here it is a mixed media sculpture of the back half of a woman’s torso, aggressive in its hyper-reality and suitably titled “Cursed Blessing“. His in-your-face style never quite manages to shock, but always commands attention.

 

 

Published October 11, 2002

A dark and stormy show that will leave you in the pink | Black at Kafu Hair and Gallery

By Fiona Lister

Manuel Palacio’s piece ‘Ravers’ (oil on canvas, photo by Bruno Zupp) depicts three striking dancers clad in blues, yellows and peach against a vibrant background of turquoise, forest greens and deep-sea blues.
He manages to synthesise a fabulous amount of fluidity of movement into all three women.

 

August 6, 2002

Nightclub owner goes after TV station

By Sarah Titterton

Mr. Palacio’s paintings may not be appropriate for Front Street, he commented, however when the agreement was made to hang the picture in Escape, “he (Mr. Palacio) said, `I think I’ve found a home for my picture’,” said Mr. DeCouto.

Darlene Ming, programme director at ZBM News, told The Royal Gazette: “We do regret that some viewers may have found the picture offensive, however it hangs in a place to which the public is invited.

 

 

Published June 28, 2003

There is no fear in love

 

By Laura Bell

Bishop: Palacio crossed the line 

“… and if people cant’t explain and express thenselves then what good are religious people if they cant’t help you?” Manuel Palacio

 

Published January 17, 2002

ON THE ARTS SCENE | Love

By Nancy Acton

Featured artists are Stacey Amos, Betsy Mulderig and Manuel Palacio. Miss Amos will exhibit oils, while Miss Mulderig’s chosen media is oil. Each artist has a distinctive style, and both enjoy using vibrant colours. Mr. Palacio will show his latest collection of bronze sculptures.

 

 

Published February 2002

Bermuda magazine 15 Best

 

Even before police confiscated a print of his provocative Body and Soul painting because it offended the sensibility of a passerby. Manuel Palacio has been shaking up the art world.

 

Published Nov 1, 2001

Burnaby Gallery to close

By Nancy Acton

Fellow professional artist and president of the Bermuda Society of Arts Manuel Palacio, on the other hand, felt that the LOM Group had made a genuine effort to have the Gallery succeed, and expressed regret that the venture had apparently failed.

 

 

 

Published Oct 4, 2001

Kafu’s gonna get you

By Nancy Acton

“When I go to shows it bothers me when people expect the same thing. I think it is up to artists to always try to come up with something more. I am not afraid to fail. I know I have a gift to be an artist, so I want to do whatever I feel like doing.” Manuel Palacio

 

Published June 29, 2001

Potrait of the artist

MARGARET LLOYD

Pembroke

“I have never met Mr. Palacio or seen any of his work but I think this indicates something about his personality.”

 

 

Published July 25, 2001

Freedom of expression

“If it is a good enough for an art gallery (Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs of homosexuals engaging in sex have been displayed
in prestigious art galleries) is that the criteria we can now use to decide if it is okay for Front Street?”

 

 

Published July 21, 2001

Leave artist alone

Yvette Swan

 “A country without “The Arts” is a country in trouble.” 

 

 

Published July 15, 2001

Setback for artist Manuel Palacio

By Jarion Richardson

“This is not about me getting my art, we’re talking about freedom of expression here.”

 


Published Friday, July 20, 2001

‘Art Isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity

By Jarion Richardson | Tamell Simons

 ‘I can’t separate art from breathing. Like I can’t separate my arm from my body’ Manuel Palacio

 

 

Published Monday, June 18, 2001

Police and artists reach truce in obscenity row

By Tania Theriault

“As long as Manuel or another artist doesn’t push the envelope too far, Police are just going to wait until they hear from the DPP”

Elise Outerbridge

 

 

Published Friday, June 15, 2001

‘I want to challenge’

By By Tania Theriault

“Media tends to portray black males as big, physically aggressive human beings. But – having young, black daughters – I wanted to show the black male as a tender, loving human; being by depicting him in a tender moment.”

 

 

Published June 15, 2001

Body of evidence | Viewpoint

 

“Manuel Palacio’s Body and Soul was seized again by Police at Harbour Nightson Wednesday. The island’s art community is up in arms and the controversy continues to be hot topic….”

VIEWPOINT what do you think about this Picture? By Eloisa Mayers

 

 

Published June 15, 2001

A return to the dark days of Bermuda

 

By Walter Roban

“…I have belaboured to refer to this section because it is alarming to me that the Police Service would seemingly run roughshod over this important provision and violate this important protection affordedd to Mr. Palacio, all artists and citizens under the constitution….”

 

 

Published June 15, 2001

BRUSH WITH CONTROVERSY

“…When no one cares who does what– then we have an indisputable definition of obsecenity.” EDITORIAL

 

 

Published Thursday, February 15, 2001

Black art is beautiful

Black is beautiful art Burnaby Gallery is hosting an exhibition of new works by four well-know resident artist…

 

 

 

 

Published June 15, 2001

Arts groups back Palacio

 

By Lilla Zuill

“…And my question to any authority would be “what is pornographic  about this?” Do we find pornography in just looking at a winky? This is funny, sadly funny.” Tom Butterfield 

 

 

 

Publish: Thursday, June 14, 2001

Obscene or just art? Police take a closer look

By Magnus Henagulph

“I asked if a menber of the public had complained, but they said they were taking the pictuters under the Obscene Publications Act. They said they were acting on behalf of the Commisissiner of Police Johnathan Smith.”

 

 

 

Publish: Thursday, June 14, 2001

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

“…Art is art and we can always censor ourselves or those tender years by shutting our eyes. Michelangelo, Goya and many others artists would surely be arrested if they displayed their wares at Harbour Nights….”

J.W. WILLIAMS

Hamilton

“Dear Sir,

“If I complained to a Policeman that a Trimingham’s  ad for underwear was obscene, would he confiscate the entire edition of your paper?”

BIGOT

Pembroke

 

 

 

Publish: Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Don’t like the painting? Walk away

 

By Laura Bell

“…Immediately I recognized the painting that flashed on the screen. It was Body and Soul by one of the most talented artists working in Bermuda – Manuel Palacio. I recall admiring this piece when it hung in the National Gallery’s Biennial last year….” Laura Bell

 

 

 

Publish: Saturday, June 9, 2001

Perinchief slams Police seizure of painting

By Matthew Taylor

“Someone complained about it being obscene. This work had been exhibited quit extensively throughout Bermuda and had received accolades. “The action of the Police strikes at the very basis of freedom of expression  something enshrined in the constitution. Freedom of expression didn’t come lightly to Bermuda.”  Wayne Perinchief 

 

 

Published May 18, 2001

Applause! Applause!

I must confess to an affinity for the daring and provocative and on these terms Manuel and Gail Palacio delivered. Manuel Palacio’s There is no fear in Love was a concept piece that was as audacious as it was searingly poignant.

 

 


Publish: Friday, May 4, 2001

Gallery with a difference

By Patricia Calnan

“Reveling that several of Bermuda’s “struggling” artist have to resort to storing larger works in friends’ or client houses, Mr. Lines – a keen supporter of the arts whose wife Barbara is associated with the Burnaby Gallery– said the idea of allowing them to use the space seemed “a natural.”

 

 

Publish: Monday, July 2, 2001

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

” …Any work which thrives on obscenity ceases to be aesthetic art, should only be shown privately to a selective group of people who may appreciate it….”

SHE SAID

Pembroke

“…I am grateful to be part of a community that cares enough about freedom of speech and the visual arts as to initiate the very serious, and heartfelt, dialogue which has arisen from Manuel Palacio’s work ‘Body and Soul’ and its recent confiscation….”

JOHN A GARDNER

Smith’s Parish

 

 

Publish: Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Painter prepared for court battle for his art’s sake

By Ayo Johnson

Mr. Palacio refused to take it down when asked to do so by Police officers because he said that that would validate the obscenity claim.

 

 

 

 

Publish: Friday, November 24, 2000

Showing off some of Bermuda’s best artists

By Vejay Steed

“… You see, this show was quite a unique exhibition of artistic and human beauty….”

“Many of the works were astoundingly beautiful, and revealed the artist’s considerable skill with one glace….”

Bermuda Poet, Vejay Steede

 

 

Publish: Friday, September 22, 2000

Art is a Manuel Labour of love

By Jessie Moniz and photographer Arthur Bean

‘Essence of what I do is not necessarily painting but being a human being that expresses himself fully. We have to move on beyond just painting pretty pictures.’

‘Part of doing art is sharing. If you don’t share you’re lacking as an artist. I want to be a full artist. I want to share, mentor, help, do all that kind of thing.’

 

 

Publish: Thursday, June 22, 2000

This is not about my artwork

“This is a reflection of our (black people) acceptance of ourselves as well as others accommodating the image of love people of colour.”

Bermuda poet, Llewella (Cookie) Rewan

 

 

Published Tuesday, June 6, 2000

Artists reveal the naked truth about their work

By Kim Dismont Robinson

“I try to make sexy art,” said Mr. Palacio. “Sexuality has a lot to do with creation and that’s what art is about.” He noted that his two bronze nudes on display at the Gallery was an extension of his own creative energy and a physical manifestation of the pride he has about his heritage.

“I think what I am is beautiful and that will work toward everything that I do…I want my art to reflect me,” he added.

 

 

 

Published Friday, July 21, 2000

A time for ‘Body & Soul’

By Nadia Aguiar

“Manuel is tall, with arresting facial features and a powerful presence that glows from his skin. It is impossible even to imagine him painting the little pink cottages that get wrapped in tissue paper and packed carefully in soft t-shirts for the flight back to the East Coast…” Nadia Aguiar

 

 

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Light and Air: A marriage of two passions

By Nancy Acton

“Like most creative people, Manuel Palacio believes that art is a never-ending journey of discovery — about himself, his work, his emotions, and the ability to express all three in a way which captures the viewer’s attention.

He also believes it is good to collaborate with other artists from time to time, and through such fusions to open new horizons…”

 

 

 

Published Thursday, Mar 16, 2000

A display of national pride: Biennial exhibition celebrates Island’s people and way of life

By Nancy Acton

When the Bermuda National Gallery’s Bacardi Limited Biennial exhibition opens tomorrow, it will feature what the three jurors — Susan Masuoka, Director of the Tufts University Gallery; David de la Torre, Associate Director of Honolulu Academy of Arts; and Laura Gorham, Director of the Bermuda National Gallery — consider to be the best of more than 300 submissions from 39 artists and photographers.

 

 

 

 

 

Published Friday, December 1, 2000

Poetry and Art Collide in new exhibit

 

 

By Lilla Zuill

“COLLABORATION has resulted in the unique ‘Light and Air’ art exhibit at the Kafu Hair and Art Gallery on parliament Stree….” Lilla Zuill

 

 

 

 

Published Friday, December 1, 2000

‘Light’ fantastic…

By Wayne Dill

AND divine it was! Kafu caused a seismic shift in the artistic landscape with its opening of “Light & Air”, a thunderous rumble of an opening that will not be soon forgotten or surpassed. It was absolutely magical…” Wayne Dill

 

 

Published  Friday, Aug 6, 1999

Palacio aims to get blacks into art galleries

By Kim Dismont Robinson

Mr. Palacio said he consciously incorporated a black perspective into his show, entitled “ I’Is”, as a way of encouraging more black people to feel connected to art. “I wanted a black theme because I had talked to a friend who questioned why more black people don’t come to art shows,” he said.

“My belief is that they don’t because they don’t see themselves in the art – so my answer to that was to create art that I like as a black person,” he added.

“When I see a black image in art, it excites me…

 

 

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