This weekend, the law firm Myers, Fletcher & Gordon is hosting an exhibition that includes a selection of over two dozen works from their art collection. Featuring Jamaican artists such as Edna Manley, Kapo, Carl Abrahams, Karl and Seya Parboosingh, Eugene Hyde, Colin Garland (whose artwork is featured above), Fitz and Norma Harrack, Gene Pearson, and Barrington Watson. “Trajectories: 70 Years of Art at Myers, Fletcher and Gordon,” opened tonight, July 25, 2014, on the 5th floor of the MF&G building at 21 East Street in Kingston, Jamaica. On Saturday, July 26, “Trajectories” will open to the public from 11:00am to 3:00pm. On Sunday July 27, there will be an invitation-only special viewing for MF&G’s long-standing clients and partners. The exhibition will close on Sunday afternoon with a public viewing from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
[. . .] Embodying the progressive spirit that has allowed MF&G to maintain its position as one of the leading law firms in the region, six emerging contemporary Jamaican artists have also been invited to participate. Deborah Anzinger, Marvin Bartley, Di-Andre C. Davis, Leasho Johnson, Oneika Russell and Phillip Thomas will exhibit new and existing work that reflects on pieces by six of the masters in the MF&G collection.
Abstract painter Deborah Anzinger will respond to Milton George’s The Artist and Portrait of Pat II. Marvin Bartley and Phillip Thomas will present their own work as contemporary versions of/responses to Barrington Watson’s classical portraits of feminine beauty in Two Women and Women at the Well. Digital artist Di-Andre C Davis will reflect on Gloria Escoffery’s typically surrealist work Up At 4:00 am (1990). Oneika Russell will tease out common themes of femininity and domestic intimacy in an installation incorporating the work of Seya Parboosingh. Filmmakers Storm Saulter, Nile Saulter and Gabrielle Blackwood will also exhibit short films.
[. . .] In Trajectories, MF&G has signalled this clearly, enlisting the support of independent curator and former Senior Curator of the National Gallery of Jamaica, Nicole Smythe-Johnson to support it in the development of the project. [. . .]
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