Artist Eric Girault: The Primitif Malgré Lui

“Haiti: Spirit of Nostalgia” - June 22-August 19, 2016 Galleries of the Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive (at 120th Street), NY, NY 10115 (Closed weekends) 212.870.2200

Artist Eric Girault in front of his painting “The Port on Sunday,” part of an exhibition of his work at the Interchurch Center in Manhattan until Aug. 19, 2016.

Nobody can dispute that there is a cosmopolitan elite in the Global South that emulates, impugns, or sometimes supplants the cultural models of the West’s great metropolises. To savor the art of this diverse, wide-ranging elite is generally a matter of distinguishing its various aesthetic traits and themes from the West’s standard sensibilities. But this…

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