The Nassau Guardian - Arts & Culture / by Natascha Vazquez

Unpacking Memories of Womanhood
by Natascha Vazquez

Margot Bethel. "Portal: There's a WHole in the Bucket", 2016, installation, variable dimensions. Courtesy of The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

Margot Bethel. "Portal: There's a WHole in the Bucket", 2016, installation, variable dimensions. Courtesy of The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

Detail from "Portal: There's a WHole in the Bucket", 2016, installation, variable dimensions. Courtesy of The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

Detail from "Portal: There's a WHole in the Bucket", 2016, installation, variable dimensions. Courtesy of The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

“Everyday bucket go to well. One day the bottom fall out.” -Bahamian proverb

“For she who goes to the well; who carries; who labours; who bleeds; who sweats; who delivers; who bears all; who nurtures; who listens; who waits; who lays down her life in sacrifice; who is broken, silenced, violenced, erased and forgotten. When she no longer agrees to bondage. When she sees, herself reflected whole. When she removes her mask. When she unties the knot. When she possesses her body. When she speaks. When she is heard. When she re-members.”

"Bahamian artist, Margot Bethel, explores ideas of femininity and the roles of women from both past and present day. In Portal: There’s a WHole in the Bucket”, Bethel transforms a collection of mundane, everyday objects into a sculptural installation proposing the idea of the hole and the whole, simultaneously describing aspects of gender inequality, female stereotypes and objectivity."

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