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