The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to announce its first exhibition for 2010, Edward Lucie-Smith: 40 Photographs, which will open on Sunday, January 17, 2010 and remain on view until March 6. The exhibition consists of a selection of 40 of the 61 photographs recently donated to the National Gallery of Jamaica by Edward Lucie-Smith and serves to inaugurate this important donation to the Jamaican public. The 61 photographs were selected from Edward Lucie-Smith’s photographic archives and specially printed for the National Gallery. The framing of the 40 works in the inaugural exhibition was generously sponsored by Hi-Qo Gallery.
The Jamaican-born art critic, photographer and poet Edward Lucie-Smith has donated sixty-one photographs to the National Gallery of Jamaica. The photographs were selected from Lucie-Smith’s wide-ranging photographic oeuvre and the prints were produced especially for the NGJ. The subject matter varies widely and includes what he calls “accidental abstractions” – photographic close-ups that look like abstract paintings; travel photographs from modern China, Jamaica and the Venice Carnival; and a provocative juxtaposition of photographs of details of nude sculptures and actual nude photographs, as he had also presented in his book Flesh & Stone (2000). A selection of forty of the donated photographs will be included in the inaugural exhibition of this new collection, which will open at the NGJ on Sunday, January 17, 2010.