Art Exhibition: “Masculinities” Moves to Montego Bay

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Tanya Batson-Savage (Susumba) announced that the “Masculinities” exhibition has moved from the National Gallery in Kingston to National Gallery West, Montego Bay, Jamaica. The exhibition opens today (Sunday, May 1, 2016) at 4:00pm. As Batson-Savage points out, the exhibition presents “images exploring the varying and varied definitions of masculinity in Jamaica.” [Also see previous post National Gallery of Jamaica to Explore Masculinity.]

Masculinities, the abridged version of the fourth exhibition in the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Explorations series features over a century of art in Jamaica, dipping into the 19th century and coming forward to the present. Masculinities, therefore, stretches to include the masters of Jamaican art as well as rising and established contemporary voices. It explores the roles, identities, and perceptions surrounding masculinity as expressed in Jamaica’s visual culture.

The exhibition features art from Isaac Mendes Belisario, Albert Huie, Osmond Watson, Barrington Watson, Rose Murray, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, Ebony G. Patterson, Leasho Johnson, Wade Rhoden, Peter Dean Rickards, and Vermon “Howie” Grant. The extended version of the exhibition, Explorations IV: Masculinities was shown in Kingston earlier this year.

Masculinities is curated by NGJ Senior Curator, O’Neil Lawrence. The exhibition opening will be accompanied by a performance by Joshua Clarke. The NGJ West is located at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in Sam Sharpe Square.

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