CAROL CRICHTON

Paintings

October 6 - October 22, 2016 

In her first solo exhibition since 2002, Carol Crichton explores themes based on a perspective of Jamaica and an on-going dialogue with personal/universal issues.

 

"Her brilliantly coloured canvases have a 'come hither' effect on viewers, drawing you in then detaining your gaze with the symbols, patterns and signs she tends to dwell on. Hers is a restless brush, wandering all over the surface of the island with a cartographer's curiosity, not merely to produce sterile landscapes, but also slicing into the psychic and cultural imagery underpinning the Jamaican nationscape and the people thereof'. - Annie Paul, writer and critic.

 

"Access to land is obviously a highly political (or highly politicised) issue, especially in a country such as Jamaica. And ideas of 'landscape' are eternally fascinating because landscape is always such a constructed commodity. I think Carol's work subtly unpicks and reconfigures a sense of the Jamaican landscape". - Dr. Eddie Chambers, curator, writer. Assoc. Professor of Art History at the University of Texas USA - Curator's Eye 2. National Gallery Of Jamaica.

Carol Crichton

Born in 1943 in Jamaica. Educated at Wolmer's High School for Girls, Kingston, Jamaica. The School Of Visual Arts New York, USA. ( Recipient of Grant from Government of Jamaica.)  Studied with Valerie Bloomfield, Eugene Hyde, Barry Watson, Karl Parboosingh.

"Educated at the School of Visual Art in New York and mentored by abstract painter Eugene Hyde, Carol Crichton has charted her own path through the murky waters of the Jamaican art scene. Her brilliantly coloured canvases have a ‘come hither’ effect on viewers, drawing you in, then detaining your gaze with the symbols, patterns and signs she tends to dwell on. Hers is a restless brush, wandering all over the surface of the island with a cartographer’s curiosity, not merely to  produce sterile landscapes, but also slicing into the psychic and cultural imaginary underpinning the Jamaican nationscape and the people thereof. " Excerpt from 'Carol Crichton’s Piercing Gaze'.

View entire article in the online catalogue

about the artist

gallery

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the collection

The Collection is a selection of the works shown during the exhibition. Some works may still be available. Please contact us for more information.

Waiting I
Waiting I

SOLD

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Waiting II
Waiting II

Silkscreen. Photo Cleary 1895. Oil/Canvas 49" x 41" 2016

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Logwood - To Marcus
Logwood - To Marcus

Giclee. Photog. Unknown. Acrylic/Canvas 36" x 48" 2016

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Emancipation
Emancipation

Giclee. Photog. Unknown. Acrylic/Canvas 31" x 47" 2016

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Landscape
Landscape

Giclee 19thC Stamp, W/Colour of Bird. Acrylic/Canvas 37" x 45" 2016

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Habeas Corpus
Habeas Corpus

Acrylic/Canvas 43" x 40" 2015

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Burning Truth
Burning Truth

Acrylic/Canvas 30" x 27" 2015

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In Blue
In Blue

Acrylic/Printed Fabric on Board 32" x 42" 2016

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Crossings
Crossings

Acrylic/Printed Fabric 67" x 47" 2012

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Body of Work
Body of Work

Acrylic/Canvas 60" x 69" 2012

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The Artist's New Clothes
The Artist's New Clothes

Acrylic on Plastic 71" x 26" 2014

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Chances Are
Chances Are

Oil/Canvas. Multi Panels 53.5" x 39" 2008

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The Nugents Entertain at King's Hous
The Nugents Entertain at King's Hous

Collage/Acrylic on Illus. Board 18" x 27" 2000

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Window
Window

SOLD

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Burnin' I
Burnin' I

Acrylic/Canvas 25" x 17.5" 2015

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Looking for the Perfect Frame
Looking for the Perfect Frame

Acrylic/Canvas 56" x 55" 1998

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Gameboard
Gameboard

Acrylic/Collage on Illus. Board 36" x 23" 2000

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Land We Love
Land We Love

Tryptich, Acrylic/Canvas 57" x 83" 1995

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Heroes
Heroes

Silkscreen/Acrylic/Canvas 62" x 50 2006

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Coconut Trunk
Coconut Trunk

Acrylic/Canvas 35" x 29" 1978

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Lionheart
Lionheart

Acrylic/Canvas 36" x 25" 2002

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Our Child
Our Child

Oil/Canvas 42" x 18" 1998

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Who Am I?
Who Am I?

Private Collection

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Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts

Private Collection

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You Must Remember This
You Must Remember This

Private Collection

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Hero
Hero

Private Collection

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In the Media

Article: The Jamaica Observer: Carol Crichton works on show

Article: The Gleaner: Carol Crichton Works On Show At Olympia Gallery