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Rani Carson at the Prince Street Gallery

by Robert Sievert


Rani Carson showed an impressive group of paintings at the Prince Street Gallery in September. Her work documents the life of the Caribbean culture in a very warm and loving way. Her paintings are filled with the rituals of the day for those who practice life in what seems to be paradise.

Tropical plants and village life is the backdrop of these paintings in which a native culture is carefully rendered. Parades of resplendent figures dressed in rich ethnic costume cross her canvasses and add a lush color to the work. At times one wonders if this is the Caribbean or Africa.

From the amount of work in this show it seems that Carson has worked long and hard to produce this excellent work. The paintings are elegant finished works of art.


  Copyright © 2003 Robert Sievert


November 30, 2003