Memoirs: Everald Brown (1917-2002)

Everald Brown at the Assembly of the Living, 82 1/2 Spanish Town Road, West Kingston, c1974 (photographer unknown) This article was originally published in two parts in the Jamaica Monitor August 1 and 8, 2021, respectively. It is now posted here with minor editorial changes. Part 1 Everald Brown – or Brother Brown, as his... Continue Reading →

Painting the City

Shanique Stewart - Jamaica Is Not a Real Place, Water Lane. Sponsored by TEF and Sherwin Williams. This article was originally published in the Jamaica Monitor on 4 and 11, 2021 and is now posted as it was submitted, with images added. All photos are by Stuart Reeves, courtesy of Doris Gross, Kingston Creative. Part I... Continue Reading →

Review: And I Resumed the Struggle

Greg Bailey – Mushroom Clouds (2020), oil on canvas, 71 x 88” (photo: Veerle Poupeye) This article was originally published in the Jamaica Monitor of May 23, 2021. More images have been added. On December 10, 2020, I attended an exhibition opening, my first since our first Covid-19 lockdown started. The occasion was And I... Continue Reading →

Provocations: Friends and Combolo?

The National Gallery of Jamaica used to be criticized severely for catering primarily to an inner circle of favored artists, collectors and other associates. Annie Paul was once one of the National Gallery's fiercest critics on that count and she took on the Chief Curator David Boxer on many occasions. Since 2016, Paul sits on... Continue Reading →

Preserving Jamaica’s Artistic Heritage

This post is adapted from the paper I have recently presented at the "Regional Workshop on the Conventions on the Illicit trafficking of Cultural Objects", which was hosted by the Jamaican Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. This workshop was held at the Jamaica Pegasus, from March 2-5, 2020. Among the topics for discussion... Continue Reading →

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