Celebrating Jamaican Independence: Outward Reach Opening

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS and the Jamaican Mission to the OAS announce the opening of Outward Reach: Seven Jamaican Photographers and New Media Artists at its F Street Gallery, arranged in celebration of Jamaica’s golden jubilee anniversary of Independence.  

The exhibition features photography, new media and video work of seven Jamaican artists living and working in the United States.  

The exhibition is “Outward Reach” because the artists are firmly rooted in their place of origin while looking beyond its geographic boundaries. They have produced a dynamic body of work that has emerged in recent years which puts a fresh face on Jamaican art, engaged with art practices on their island home even as they thrive in the United States.  

Andrea Chung and Jacqueline Bishop look homeward from the United States. Cosmo Whyte, Radcliffe Roye, and Kerry-Ann Brown-Louis create a hybrid space that contains elements of both places. Jodie Lyn Kee-Chow and Tal Rickards examine colonialism, gender, and the environment.  

Opening is open to the general public.

List of artists:
Jacqueline Bishop
Kerry-Ann Brown-Louis
Andrea Chung
Jodie Lyn Kee-Chow
Tal Rickards
Radcliffe Roye
Cosmo Whyte