Art Bytes

ART FROM THE STREETS

 

Tracy Thorne takes Jamaican Art to London with an exhibition called “Big tings a gwaan down di street.” The show runs April 5 to 18 at The Old Print Works, Upper Gallery, Balsall Heath. It explores  Jamaican art through street murals, graffiti and hand-painted signs that express the exuberant nature of the island.

Thorne also collected original sign pieces from ten Jamaican artists and behind photographs and video footage of painters in their studios.  “Their brushes paint a rich visual language on the streets of Jamaica combining commercial advertising with expressions of Jamaican culture and life,” says Thorne. The exhibition is funded and supported by the Arts Council, England.

Art Bytes

Jamaican-born photographic print artist Paul Anthony Smith got to talk about the role of young, black artists in America’s current climate in an article in the current issue of Architecture Digest.

Abihail Myrie and Neko Kelly were featured in TeenVogue entertainment writer Sara Li’s 13 Best Vogue Challenge Posts article.

Harper’s Bazaar’s first ever black editor in chief has Caribbean parentage.

Brothers Akeem and Tyreik Pennicooke are working on a demo of a video game to be ready for release in the next three to six months for PC and Mac users.

Until June 28, Artist and stylist Akeem Smith is exhibiting his first major solo presentation Akeem Smith: No Gyal Can Test at Red Bull Art New York.

Jamaican Nari Ward and South African artist Robin Rhode are having a joint exhibition in Hong Kong through June 18th.

Pages