Art Exhibition: Cheery Stewart-Josephs Depicts Jamaican Life at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington

Repeating Islands

jamaican-artistJamaican artist Cheery Stewart-Josephs is showing her work in a 64-piece exhibition at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, DC. The show was curated by Margaret Bernal. JIS reports that the exhibition, part of activities to celebrate the country’s 50th anniversary of independence, “captures the sights, tints and sounds of Jamaica in vivid colors…”

It has pieces depicting slices of Jamaican life, including scenery, flora and fauna, as well as Bob Marley’s childhood house in St Ann, and some abstract paintings. Among the titles are ‘Take Me Home’, ‘Walk Through’, and ‘Togetherness’.

Ambassador Professor Stephen Vasciannie, who opened the collection last Thursday, commended the artist for “this special exhibition,” noting that the beauty of the art has transformed the Embassy building. Stewart-Josephs, in providing insight into the pieces she produced for the display, said the aim was to “bring people together with the work of art. It says it all…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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