Art Exhibition: Six Jamaican Artists Present “The Imaginative and the Real”

Holly Bynoe (ARC Magazine) writes that The Mutual Gallery’s last exhibition for 2011 “The Imaginative and the Real” opened on November 23, 2011, and will be on view until January 2012. The exhibition incorporates the work of six renowned Jamaican artists: Andrea Haynes-Peart, Amy Laskin, Tina Spiro, Samere Tansley, Marisa Willoughby, Holland and Kacey Ferguson. The Mutual Gallery is located at 2 Oxford Road, Kingston, Jamaica.

Description: The Mutual Gallery is pleased to present a new platform in this extended field of representational painting. The six artists in the exhibition have received extensive training in classical and contemporary techniques which they have applied to their paintings. This has earned each artist a renown which has extended nationally and internationally through exhibitions in galleries and museums locally and abroad and a presence in national and private collections.

The six artists are well known for their work of contemporary expressions in a representational style. The background influences of their paintings differ significantly as some artists in the exhibition espouse the genre of Photographic Realism where the treatment of forms, colour and space emphasize their connection to the actual visual experience. At the other end of the spectrum is Imaginary Realism, a field that has increasingly gained predominance in contemporary expressions encompassing Magical Realism, Fantastic Realism, Surrealism and Visionary Realism.

For more information, you may contact The Mutual Gallery, Gilou Bauer, or Keisha Lee Campbell by telephone at (876) 929-4302.

[Shown above, “Summer Fruits” by Samere Tansley.]

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