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