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

1/4

In the Media

Article: The Jamaica Observer: Carol Crichton works on show

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

HOURS

Closed on Sunday
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

 

ADDRESS

202 Old Hope Road

P.O. Box 260

Kingston 6, Jamaica
tel 876-927-1608

fax 876-927-1802
artcentregallery.ja@gmail.com

follow us

© 2016 The Art Centre Ltd.