Sunday, January 15, 2017

Exhibition Event: NGJ presents a special viewing of its current exhibition,“Spiritual Yards: Home Ground of Jamaica’s Intuitives” featuring selections from the Wayne and Myrene Cox Collection on Sunday, January 15, 2017; Nexus Performance @ 1:30pm; show runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Spiritual Yards: Home Ground of Jamaica’s Intuitives” Jan 15, 2017 at NGJ
Exhibition Event: NGJ presents a special viewing of its current exhibition,“Spiritual Yards: Home Ground of Jamaica’s Intuitives” featuring selections from the Wayne and Myrene Cox Collection on Sunday, January 15, 2017; show runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies (Entrance is on Orange Street); Tel: 1-876-922-1561, 1-876-922-1563; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; E-mail: info@natgalja.org.jm; Opening hours: Tues-Thurs: 10am to 4:30pm; Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-3pm; Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, normally 11am-4pm.
Event Description: “The National Gallery is pleased to present a special viewing of its current exhibition, 'Spiritual Yards: Home Ground of Jamaica’s Intuitives' – Selections from the Wayne and Myrene Cox Collection, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The Most Honourable Edward Seaga will deliver remarks and the collector Wayne Cox will be in attendance. The critically acclaimed Nexus Performing Arts Company will offer an exclusive musical tour of the exhibition ...”Read more: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog
Exhibition Description: “The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to present 'Spiritual Yards: Home Ground of Jamaica’s Intuitives,' which features selections from the Wayne and Myrene Cox Collection. The exhibition opens on Sunday, December 11, with the formalities starting at 1:30 pm, starting with opening remarks by Wayne Cox and followed by a musical performance by the Nexus Performing Arts Company. The theme of Spiritual Yards was proposed by Wayne Cox, who co-curated this exhibition, and explores how many of the artists who have been recognized as Intuitives are rooted in popular religious and spiritual practices, especially the Revival religions and also Rastafari. Several produced or contributed to so-called spiritual yards, also known as home ground, or sacred spaces that featured ritual and symbolic objects and images that are meant engage or represent the spirits, which was either the start of their artistic practice or remained as its main focus. As Wayne Cox has rightly argued, these spiritual yards are often their most outstanding works of art and their cultural significance in the Jamaican context warrants further exploration. Spiritual Yards features the work of ten such artists, namely Errol Lloyd  'Powah' Atherton, Vincent Atherton, Everald Brown, Pastor Winston Brown, Leonard Daley, Reginald English, Elijah (Geneva Mais Jarrett), William 'Woody' Josephs, Errol McKenzie, and Sylvester Stephens, along with photographs and video material on their life, work and spiritual yards from the Wayne and Myrene Cox archives. Spiritual Yards will be on view until January 29, 2017 ...” — Read more: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog
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Spiritual Yards: Sylvester Stephens from National Gallery of Jamaica on Vimeo.

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