Tonight none other than the Prime Minister of Belize will officially open the second art show of Angela Gegg, the artist also known as Proshka. Earlier today, News Five's Alyssa Noble got a preview of the latest exhibition to debut on the Belizean entertainment scene.
Angela Gegg, Artist
"Be unique and be creative. Don't care what people think, do it for you, don't do it for anybody and that's me, I do everything for me. And I think that has caused my success thus far, because I'm not going to listen to people and paint the toucans, or paint the palm trees. That's just not my thing.
Alyssa Noble, Reporting
"The artwork of twenty-six year old Angela Gegg is definitely not typical. In her second exhibition titled "Hott Chicks Can Paint Too", Gegg unveils some forty paintings and digital drawings".
"The digitally enhanced photography series, this is a collection I've been working on for the past two years since my first big show. I take digital computer images and I take them and I utilize color, shapes, forms I throw a lot of stuff into them. I saturate them; I take out hues and pretty much just go from there with the printing process from the ones that I find the best. Painting, I love to paint still yet but I'm just experimenting with new and different things. So this is what is coming out of that and you see a lot throughout the show of these types of works. Both my writing and my art are very therapeutic. You know a lot of people always ask me where I find the time to paint. Well any little two seconds I can take in my studio, I take out some paint, do a little bit, and get back to it when I come in from work, at night, on weekends. I wake up in the middle of the night sometimes, and say ?I have an idea?; ?I need to put it on?. I need to put it on canvas, on the p.c., or just on something. I really enjoy working with anything creative.
In addition to her art, this afternoon Gegg also launched her first publication called "The Light, The Dark and Everything in Between". She describes the two hundred page book as an adventure for the intellect.
"I want my readers and my viewers to go through the negative aspects of the book with the more serious topics of conversation first. Then I take them to in between and in between is a place of disarray. I rearrange people?s minds; I talk about different theories, my analogies of different things, things that most people would never think about. And then of course I take you through to the light, because I want to end off the book on a very light-hearted, very nice note, where I talk about love and beauty and anything pretty in life, poetry. I even talk about diamonds; shining stones observing every ray and then I go off into a whole piece about very mundane topics, but also very beautiful topics." "There's a little bit for everybody in the book. If you are one person who can?t relate to my book, that?s not possible because there?s so much information in here. I fully believe that every single person can get something out of that book."
Kara Nisbet, Attendant
"I've read the book, well some of the poems, well parts of it. It's very good. Controversial yes, but I'm sure that everyone will love it. It's for anyone, all ages. Maybe keep the little kids away from some of it, but it?s a very good book overall. I'm excited to read the rest of it."
Eleanor Flores, Attendant
"Well I'm visiting from Chicago right now, and I was listening to the radio, and when I turned on my T.V. I saw her and it was very interesting. I liked the poetry and I liked the way she was carrying herself, especially when she was talking Creole. I said look at that white girl talking Creole."
Maureen Utsman, Attendant It was so much fun for me to sit with Angela and go over her readings. I've always thought she's had such talent and that she?s very expressive. I'm a theater person myself so I have a deep appreciation for anything that's creative and I think she's very creative.
The show will run for the next month at the Image Factory in Belize City.