SIMON TATUM


2017 LATE WINTER EXHIBIT

Simon Tatum is a current art student at the University of Missouri, born and raised in the Cayman Islands. In a cutting-edge exploration of media and presentation, Tatum creates mixed-media drawings and prints which reclaim and adapt historic photographs of Caymanian people. The problem with historic record, whether written or photographic, is that it is usually controlled and selected by one dominant, cultural voice, to the exclusion of the perspective of marginalized peoples. Tatum is interested in the parallel histories of colonizer and colonized populations in the Caribbean region.