Petrona Morrison: New Works


[Many thanks to Veerle Poupeye and AICA Caraïbe du Sud for bringing this item to our attention.] The solo exhibition “Petrona Morrison: New Works” opened yesterday in Kingston, Jamaica. The exhibition, hosted by VP Projects, will be on view until October 5, 2019 at 10A West Kings House Road.

Description: Our current curatorial project is a solo exhibition for Petrona Morrison, consisting of new photographic and installation work. The exhibition will be held from September 14-October 5, 2019 at 10A West Kings House Road. Opening reception on September 14 @ 6 pm. All are invited.

Petrona Morrison (born 1954, Manchester, Jamaica) is a multi-media artist whose work has engaged deeply personal, as well as socio-political concerns through assemblages and installations, and more recently digital photography and video. She holds a BA (Fine Arts) from McMaster University and an MFA from Howard University. In 2014 she retired as the Director of the School of Visual Arts, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. She lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica.

The work in this exhibition dates from 2017 to the present and reflects her recurrent engagement with themes of fragility, resilience, and location. Inspired in part by the debates about Jamaica’s proposed national ID system, it consists of a series of “portraits” that reflect her ongoing concerns about genetics, personal experience, internal and external topographies and images, and the construction of identities and perceptions.

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