TBT ● This week’s throwback features highlights from the official opening of our second staging of our Due West exhibition in January 2019. Due West is an initiative aimed at discovering and showcasing the work of artists who live or are from Western Jamaica. After adjudication, 14 artists represented by a mixture of paintings, photography, audio visual art, Fibre art, mixed media and Sculpture, were selected: Indie Allen, Greg Bailey, Krystal Ball, Esther Chin, Andrea Jadusingh, Kate Moyston, Andrew Duhaney, P.J. Stewart, Ivorhod Walters and Trisannia Watson.
#TBT ○ This week’s throwback highlights a snapshot of students from Mount Alvernia High School, expressing their fascination with one of the most intricate installations featured in the ‘Seven Women Artists’ exhibition, titled, ‘Grow Wings My Love Grow Wings’ created by Artist, Jasmine Thomas Girvan.
We were delighted to welcome young minds from Montego Bay Prep to view our exhibition space. They were given a tour of the ‘Seven Women Artists’ exhibition in 2015.
#TBT | Nationl Gallery West exhibited Selections from the the National Collection: Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds in August 2017.
The Jamaican Intuitive artist and charismatic Revivalist Bishop Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds $was born in 1911 in Byndloss, a rural St. Catherine community some thirty miles from Kingston. Many of Kapo’s paintings and sculptures depict his cultural milieu, including portraits of those around him and scenes from daily life. He was also a fine landscape painter and he was fond of depicting the environment of his childhood, the hills and valleys of St. Catherine’s interior. Other works are more spiritual in nature and were clearly inspired by his visions and practices as a Zion Revivalist leader. Some of his works have erotic overtones and joyfully celebrate the nude human body and sexuality.
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#TBT ● Today’s throwback features
a snapshot of one of our many fun moments during tours at National Gallery West. The guest to the left of Assistant Curator, Monique Gilpin, attempted to imitate her giving a guided tour of
‘The Art of Jamaican Sculpture’ exhibition. The exhibition opened at National Gallery West in 2018 and the featured works explored the rich tradition of Jamaican sculpture in the 20th and 21st Centuries. This exhibition featured critically acclaimed work by the following artists, Lawrence Edwards, Laura Facey, Christopher Gonzales, Fitz Harrack, Roy Lawrence, Edna Manley, Ronald Moody, Alvin Marriott, David Miller Snr, David Miller Jnr, Winston Patrick, Mallica ‘Kapo’ Reynolds, Namba Roy, Kay Sullivan, Osmond Watson, Ted Williams and John Doc Williamson.
To read more about The Art of Jamaican Sculpture, visit the following link: https://nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com/2018/03/18/the-art-of-jamaican-sculpture/
#TBT | This week features highlights of the Opening Reception of ‘I Shall Return Again’ exhibition in September of 2018.
The exhibition explored the works of five young Jamaican artists from Western Jamaica, who continue to impact the local and international art scene. The featured artists were, Monique Gilpin, Leasho Johnson, Storm Saulter, Nile Saulter and Cosmo Whyte.
We received overwhelming support and we can’t wait for the opportunity to welcome you all to our future exhibition openings.
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Today’s throwback features a candid shot of youth from Niagara Primary School in St James posing as a tour guide for a photo op next to Andrew Duhaney’s panting titled ‘Family Union’ which was featured in the second installment of our Due West exhibition in 2019.
TBT ● Today’s throwback features Highlights of our visitors immersing themselves in ‘Xing Wang – Blossoms’ an Interactive Installation by Artist David Gumbs which was featured in the Jamaica Biennial 2017 exhibition at National Gallery West.
#TBT ● This week’s throwback features highlights from our Caribbean In Motion Exhibition School tours. It was an absolute pleasure to have welcomed some of Jamaica’s young minds into our space to experience animations from animators around the Caribbean. The exhibition highlighted animations and illustrations by Makesi Aquan, Danielle Blaize, Mathew Hudson, Alison Latchman, Anieph Latchman, Wendell McShine, Khia Poitier, Ansar Sattar, Steven Schmid and Marlo Scott.
Caribbean in Motion opened for viewing at National Gallery West in October 2016.
#TBT | National Gallery West hosted its inaugural Artist Talk to accompany our “I Shall Return Again” exhibition in December 2018. Moderated by Chief Curator, O’Neil Lawrence, this conversation featured three of the seven artists in the exhibition, Monique Gilpin, Leasho Johnson, and Cosmo Whyte, alongside guest panelist, Carla Moore, lecturer in Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies’ Western Campus. The discussion explored the ways in which the themes of postcolonial identities, gender, sexuality and Dancehall culture are explored in their work and how these themes relate to the Western Jamaican realities. A Conversation with Nile Saulter & Storm Saulter who were also featured in this exhibition was hosted later on in January 2019.
The Artist Talk was held inside National Gallery West located at the Montego Bay Cultural Center.