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Certainly, one could not have imagined that we would still be experiencing the pandemic in the Summer of 2021, yet here we are caught in a moment of uncertainty about whether we should stay put or move forward. Last year we feared for ourselves and our loved ones’ health and safety as the virus swept through our society causing the closure of schools and the loss of jobs, and indeed, life. Today, however, the virus has become a nuisance to many who want to continue their lives without lockdowns. As governments tussle with managing the fall out and creating new formats for our society we do get that chance as things are continuously opening up, but when the festivities are over, will there be another spike, and how does that affect the rest of the year? As the pandemic lurches on and the world begins to reimagine normalcy, the art community must ask itself some fundamental questions about our purpose and practice. Industries of all sorts are beginning to understand the precarity of their operations and the importance of being nimble even in the face of the unimaginable. The arts, one suspects, seems to respond in moments like these primarily because the industry of art has been with us since we crawled out of the primordial soup. The arts, like no other institution, has been the citadel from which our sense of self and community has been forged. We have had a front row seat in the reorganization of our new means, the documentations of our change and its transition into common culture.

These dialogues between artists working across media are seeking to respond to, not just the trauma of our shared and isolated pandemics, but also the possibilities of reorganizing the very way our art community and its histories function. Artists are discussing the heightened experiences of race, class, gender, ecology and cultural identity, which have all been brought to a calamity during the stresses of the pandemic. The long-standing distrust between the black community and pharmacology have reemerged as part of a new wave of distrust. The geopolitics of vaccination has created a new fissure in the utopian concept of the global community. The first presentation of “And I resumed the struggle”, clearly was the immediate guttural response to the moment of the pandemic. However, this summer exhibition is juxtaposed as a continuing dialogue of the first iteration and presents the discourse between the artists and moments of both periods. Understandably we are presenting the tumult of a tragedy and now the understanding of our experiences as we manoeuvre through it. “And I resumed the struggle” has created new relationships and interconnections between fellow travellers both here in the Caribbean and beyond. This pooling of thoughts is in fact the sort of cooperative that the field of the arts has always brought to the table and these series of exhibitions and public presentations are no different. We invite the viewer to see these series of exhibitions as critical junctions of thoughts that catalogue our experiences.


AUDREY LYNCH

The Celestial Architect Oil on canas 32 x 72 in. 2021

USD

1,100

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"These worlds of the imagination are like stage sets in which I portray my experience of life and loss with a reflective daydreaming quality in which the boundaries of memory blur and real time merges with the time of dreams. Ruins of buildings, trees, the city, all mark the spaces where I confront the conditions of my life. If I don't paint I would be in an insane asylum. Painting is a way of freeing myself, of imposing order in a world that seems so chaotic. In my aesthetic world I am the one in charge, everything is controlled; the composition, the colours, even here though sometimes, things are incomprehensible, but then life is often incomprehensible. Art has always provided refuge and solace. I like to navigate the world of the flat space. This world is parallel to the real world. The  Surrealist's fearless revelations of psycho-emotional dreamscapes. Places which are sometimesambiguous, a little frightening sometimes. There aren't many Jamaican artist who paint like this, but my intentions has never been to be like the others or any one but myself, my own unique, authentic voice. My own synchronizations of dream, memories, books read in order to discover the deeper meanings, and of course music."


CAMILLE CHEDDA

Emerge 1, 2, 3 Graphite and chalk on canvas, cement 4 x 4 in. 2021

USD

200 each

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Camille Chedda was born in Manchester, Jamaica and lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. She graduated from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts with an Honours Diploma in Painting and received her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her works have been featured in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Jamaica, NLS Kingston, the Olympia Gallery, and the Museum of Latin American Art. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Huie Award, the Reed Foundation Scholarship, the inaugural Dawn Scott Memorial Award, the British Council’s TAARE Program Award, and the Catapult SHAR Grant. She was recently awarded the Jamaica Art Society’s inaugural In Focus Fellowship. 



She has been an artist in residence at Alice Yard in Trinidad, Art Omi in New York, and Hospitalfield in Scotland, and has completed the Catapult Stay Home Artist Residency and the HOMO Sargassum Art Residency. She is the Project Manager of the Rubis Mecenat’s InPulse Art Project, and lectures at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.


CAMILLE CHEDDA

Emerge 4, 5, 6 Graphite and chalk on canvas, cement 4 x 4 in. 2021

USD

200 each

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Camille Chedda was born in Manchester, Jamaica and lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. She graduated from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts with an Honours Diploma in Painting and received her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her works have been featured in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Jamaica, NLS Kingston, the Olympia Gallery, and the Museum of Latin American Art. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Huie Award, the Reed Foundation Scholarship, the inaugural Dawn Scott Memorial Award, the British Council’s TAARE Program Award, and the Catapult SHAR Grant. She was recently awarded the Jamaica Art Society’s inaugural In Focus Fellowship. 



She has been an artist in residence at Alice Yard in Trinidad, Art Omi in New York, and Hospitalfield in Scotland, and has completed the Catapult Stay Home Artist Residency and the HOMO Sargassum Art Residency. She is the Project Manager of the Rubis Mecenat’s InPulse Art Project, and lectures at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.


CAMILLE CHEDDA

Interior 4 Graphite, chalk on canvas 4 x 4 in. 2021

USD

800

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Camille Chedda was born in Manchester, Jamaica and lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. She graduated from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts with an Honours Diploma in Painting and received her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her works have been featured in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Jamaica, NLS Kingston, the Olympia Gallery, and the Museum of Latin American Art. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Huie Award, the Reed Foundation Scholarship, the inaugural Dawn Scott Memorial Award, the British Council’s TAARE Program Award, and the Catapult SHAR Grant. She was recently awarded the Jamaica Art Society’s inaugural In Focus Fellowship. 



She has been an artist in residence at Alice Yard in Trinidad, Art Omi in New York, and Hospitalfield in Scotland, and has completed the Catapult Stay Home Artist Residency and the HOMO Sargassum Art Residency. She is the Project Manager of the Rubis Mecenat’s InPulse Art Project, and lectures at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.


CAMILLE CHEDDA

Interior 5 Diptych Graphite, chalk and cement 19.5 x 15.5 in.each 2021

USD

1,300

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Camille Chedda was born in Manchester, Jamaica and lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. She graduated from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts with an Honours Diploma in Painting and received her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her works have been featured in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Jamaica, NLS Kingston, the Olympia Gallery, and the Museum of Latin American Art. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Huie Award, the Reed Foundation Scholarship, the inaugural Dawn Scott Memorial Award, the British Council’s TAARE Program Award, and the Catapult SHAR Grant. She was recently awarded the Jamaica Art Society’s inaugural In Focus Fellowship. 



She has been an artist in residence at Alice Yard in Trinidad, Art Omi in New York, and Hospitalfield in Scotland, and has completed the Catapult Stay Home Artist Residency and the HOMO Sargassum Art Residency. She is the Project Manager of the Rubis Mecenat’s InPulse Art Project, and lectures at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.


CAMILLE CHEDDA

Interior 6 Graphite and chalk on canvas 4 x 4 in. 2021

USD

800

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Camille Chedda was born in Manchester, Jamaica and lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. She graduated from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts with an Honours Diploma in Painting and received her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her works have been featured in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Jamaica, NLS Kingston, the Olympia Gallery, and the Museum of Latin American Art. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Huie Award, the Reed Foundation Scholarship, the inaugural Dawn Scott Memorial Award, the British Council’s TAARE Program Award, and the Catapult SHAR Grant. She was recently awarded the Jamaica Art Society’s inaugural In Focus Fellowship. 



She has been an artist in residence at Alice Yard in Trinidad, Art Omi in New York, and Hospitalfield in Scotland, and has completed the Catapult Stay Home Artist Residency and the HOMO Sargassum Art Residency. She is the Project Manager of the Rubis Mecenat’s InPulse Art Project, and lectures at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.


CAMILLE CHEDDA

Rebuild Mixed media installation variable 2021

USD

3,500

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Camille Chedda was born in Manchester, Jamaica and lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. She graduated from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts with an Honours Diploma in Painting and received her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her works have been featured in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Jamaica, NLS Kingston, the Olympia Gallery, and the Museum of Latin American Art. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Huie Award, the Reed Foundation Scholarship, the inaugural Dawn Scott Memorial Award, the British Council’s TAARE Program Award, and the Catapult SHAR Grant. She was recently awarded the Jamaica Art Society’s inaugural In Focus Fellowship.

 York, and Hospitalfield in Scotland, and has She has been an artist in residence at Alice Yard in Trinidad, Art Omi in New  is the Project Manager of the completed the Catapult Stay Home Artist Residency and the HOMO Sargassum Art Residency. She Rubis Mecenat’s InPulse Art Project, and lectures at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.


DANIEL HARRISON

Bruk Out Canvas, printed paper, spray paint 72 x 48 in 2021

USD

1,100

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Daniel Harrison (b.1998 St. Andrew Jamaica) is a printmaker who has exhibited in minor showcases around Kingston. He explores the topic of African spirituality with expressive representation of figurative elements in relation to Afro-Caribbean practices. His work utilizes woodcut relief prints on paper with elements of collage and mixed media. These materials are used to create multi patterned, silhouetted figures that explore ideas around forms of resistance, afrocentrism, catharsis and identity in regards to colonial history and contemporary culture. Images of local metalwork vernacular as well as afro Caribbean symbols inform the way in which the patterns are constructed. Given the repetition of such patterns withthe silhouetted figure they bring forth themes of ambivalence, isolation, psychological entrapment and mysticism. Harrison wishes to explore factorsof resistance and blackness.


GISELE GARDNER

Cardinal Virtue Signals Acrylic on canvas 65 x 10 in. 2020/01

USD

5,000

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Gisele Gardner is a Jamaican artist specializing in figurative oil painting. She has a BFA in Painting from Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Centre, as well as the Arquetopia Foundation in both Peru and Mexico. Her work has been exhibited both locally and internationally. She currently teaches drawing and painting at Sanaa Studios in Kingston. Gisele Gardner's paintings range in style and subject matter, but she specializes  in realism and portraiture. Fascinated with the body and its ties to identity, culture and psychology, her work seeks to highlight the duality of our  relationship with our tangible selves.


GREG BAILEY

Monument 7 Charcoal on paper 60 x 42 in. 2019

USD

4,700

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Greg Bailey earned a BFA from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in 2010 and an MFA in 2019 from the Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. He works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, digital design and sculpture. and has exhibited in numerous locations in Jamaica, London, the United States and Germany. His awards include: the People’s Choice Award 2020 at National Gallery West, the Danforth Scholarship, CHASE Fund Scholarship and the Dawn Scott Memorial Award. Bailey lives and works in Kingston Jamaica.






JOHN CAMPBELL

Mr. Hilton's Dancing Fork Acrylic and alcohol on canvas 54 x 42 in. 2021

USD

4,800

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John Alexander Campbell (b. 1972 Kingston, Jamaica). His artistic career commenced after high school when he worked for a newly formed airbrushrush t-shirt comany Iya and then also Yabba Air. In 1992 he attended the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts where he majored in Painting and minored in Printmaking. In 1996 he spent 18 months as the Artist in residence at the Avant-Garde Gallery in Portland, Oregon, He has exhibited in both group and solo shows here in Jamaica and abroad in Trinidad, USA and the UK.



John states that his works depict varying aspects of life and all its passions, the good the bad  and the indifferent from a very personal perspective.


JORDAN HARRISON

Emotional Turmoil Oil on canvas 72 x 48 in. 2021

USD

2,500

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Jordan Harrison (b. 1994 Kingston, Jamaica) is a graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. In the latter half of completing his degree, he was awarded a full scholarship from Rubis Mécénat and Rubis Energy Jamaica. In 2018, his work was shown at the Inpulse art collective exhibition at Studio 174, Kingston, the Art and Ananse group show at the UWI Regional Headquarters, Kingston, and he was commissioned by the company Sagicor to create a mural in Barbican, Kingston. "My works are geared mostly towards social, economic and political issues that are often avoided by members of society. A current topic that is addressed within my works is the rape of males and the psychological implications that emerge from the traumatic event. While my explorations tackle the trauma of male rape victims intoday’s society, I am able to make a connection between past psychological trauma that victims of rape constantly struggle with through the use of historical infrastructure and iconography of masculinity."


K. KHALFANI RA

Killmonger lives! The Oscar Wilde conundrum, Blakkk Comix from the chronicles of Kid Black master of fear Mixed media with bible pages with images from Omari Ra painting, 84 x 60 in. 2021

USD

3,000

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K. Khalfani Ra (b. 1958) lives and works in Kingston. He has a Diploma in Painting (1983) and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree (BFA) in Painting and Drawing (2015) from the Jamaica School of Art. He was awarded a Commonwealth Fellowship in 1994, to spend a year in Zimbabwe as artist in residence at the B.A.T. art workshop and school as a guest of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and while there, was invited to exhibit in the first Johannesburg Biennial, South Africa.Khalfani has exhibited regularly in Jamaica - the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Biennials (2008-2017) and at the Olympia and Mutual Life galleries. In the USA his works have shown at the Brooklyn Museum, NY; ,the Queens Museum (2012-13); the Yale Centre for British Art, Hartford, CT and the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington, DC.

 "My work is a martial exercise. It’s a process of weaponizing aesthetics in the service of truth towards the decolonization of the  Black being. Thus politics, HIStory, culture, religion, etc. and the myriad ways in which they interrelate in the forging or distortion of identity constantly engages me in my creative practice."


K. KHALFANI RA

White flag Acrylic paint on twill with colourized Las May artoon 49 x 38 in. 2020

USD

4,000

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K. Khalfani Ra (b. 1958) lives and works in Kingston. He has a Diploma in Painting (1983) and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree (BFA) in Painting and Drawing (2015) from the Jamaica School of Art. He was awarded a Commonwealth Fellowship in 1994, to spend a year in Zimbabwe as artist in residence at the B.A.T. art workshop and school as a guest of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and while there, was invited to exhibit in the first Johannesburg Biennial, South Africa. Khalfani has exhibited regularly in Jamaica - the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Biennials (2008-2017) and at the Olympia and Mutual Life galleries. In the USA his works have shown at the Brooklyn Museum, NY; ,the Queens Museum (2012-13); the Yale Centre for British Art, Hartford, CT and the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington, DC.

 "My work is a martial exercise. It’s a process of weaponizing aesthetics in the service of truth towards the decolonization of the  Black being. Thus politics, HIStory, culture, religion, etc. and the myriad ways in which they interrelate in the forging or distortion of identity constantly engages me in my creative practice."


KIMANI BECKFORD

Cultured in my own Beauty II Oil on canvas 41 x 30 in. 2020

USD

1,530

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Kimani Beckford (b.1988) attended the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts where in 2011 he attained a BFA degree in Painting. He lives and works in Jamaica. He has participated in several exhibitions such as QUEEN: From the collection of CCH Pounder at the Charles Wright Museum in Detroit and the Affirmation tour (solo exhibition), Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston, National Galley West, Montego Bay. His awards include: “TDC20 ST(ART)UPS” from The Dean Collection, The Prime  Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture. Working mostly in paint media, Beckford explores the politics of race and representation. 


KIMANI BECKFORD

Still I Rise Oil on canvas 55 x 42 in. 2020

USD

NFS

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Kimani Beckford (b.1988) attended the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts where in 2011 he attained a BFA degree in Painting. He lives and works in Jamaica. He has participated in several exhibitions such as QUEEN: From the collection of CCH Pounder at the Charles Wright Museum in Detroit and the Affirmation tour (solo exhibition), Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston, National Galley West, Montego Bay. His awards include: “TDC20 ST(ART)UPS” from The Dean Collection, The Prime  Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture. Working mostly in paint media, Beckford explores the politics of race and representation. 


MALCOLM LINDSAY

A Matter of Time Oil on canvas 70 x 65 in. 2021

USD

5,000

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Malcolm Lindsay a Jamaican realist with a modernist vision, took an interest in art at an early age. His admiration for Art History and Caribbean Studies developed his desire for Visual Art and he studied and completed art at the (CSEC) and CAPE Level. In 2017 he was awarded a bronze medal in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC's) visual arts competition. His works explore self identity, violence in society, politics and history. "My works explore violence on society, system politics and history, some would say the good, the bad and the ugly. Family and friends are the cast of characters that appear in my sometimes narrative works. My current works explore the theme Ghetto  Paradise, which are inspired by crime, religion, violence, system, politics and poverty that has influenced the lifestyle of many. In some ways I am trying to highlight the psychological impacts and stains they leave on society." 


MALCOLM LINDSAY

Concrete Jungle Oil on canvas 70 x 70 in. 2021

USD

5,500

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Malcolm Lindsay a Jamaican realist with a modernist vision took an interest in art at an early age. His admiration for Art History and Caribbean Studies developed his desire for Visual Art and he studied and completed art at the (CSEC) and CAPE Level. In 2017 he was awarded a bronze medal in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC's) visual arts competition. His works explore self identity, violence in society, politics and history. "My works explore violence on society, system politics and history, some would say the good, the bad and the ugly. Family and friends are the cast of characters that appear in my sometimes narrative works. My current works explore the theme Ghetto Paradise, which are inspired by crime, religion, violence, system, politics and poverty that has influenced the lifestyle of many. In  some ways I am trying to highlight the psychological impacts and stains they leave on society." 


OLIVER MYRIE

Breathe Easy Oil on canvas 48 x 47 in. 2021

USD

1,500

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Oliver Myrie (b.1978) lives and works in Old Harbour, St. Catherine. He began painting in 1995 as a student at the Old Harbour High School and professionally in 2008. Initially focused on realism, Oliver counts his love for nature, the sea and colorful images as his earliest influences. A 2000 graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Oliver was one of two final year students selected to study at the prestigious University of Contemporary Art in Pont-Aven, France in 2004. Oliver has participated in several exhibitions and has been consistently recognised as one of Jamaica’s outstanding young artists. “Painting to me is a cathartic function. My expressions are responses to various stimuli absorbed over time: observing, listening, thinking, talking and feeling, to the point where there is an overwhelming need to release what has been built up inside. What follows is an automatic, almost involuntary, emotional and textural response to  bring to life on canvas visions and emotions that  are deeply felt. Many times the catalyst for the process is unlikely to dictate what the outcome will be. As the markings change by mixing together all the elements, it leads to an unpredictable finish.”


OLIVER MYRIE

The Psalms Mixed media 49 x 45 in. 2021

USD

2,500

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Oliver Myrie (b.1978) lives and works in Old Harbour, St. Catherine. He began painting in 1995 as a student at the Old Harbour High School and professionally in 2008. Initially focused on realism, Oliver counts his love for nature, the sea and colorful images as his earliest influences. A 2000 graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Oliver was one of two final year students selected to study at the prestigious University of Contemporary Art in Pont-Aven, France in 2004. Oliver has participated in several exhibitions and has been consistently recognised as one of Jamaica’s outstanding young artists. “Painting to me is a cathartic function. My expressions are responses to various stimuli absorbed over time: observing, listening, thinking, talking and feeling, to the point where there is an overwhelming need to release what has been built up inside. What follows is an automatic, almost involuntary, emotional and textural response to  bring to life on canvas visions and emotions that  are deeply felt. Many times the catalyst for the process is unlikely to dictate what the outcome will be. As the markings change by mixing together all the elements, it leads to an unpredictable finish.”


RENARD HARRIS

Yeng Culture Cardboard sculpture 2020

USD

5,000

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Renard Harris (b.1993) is a contemporary artist and art educator who lives and works in Kingston. A 2020 BFA graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Harris was the 2019/20 recipient of scholar awards for outstanding performance. He grew up in Coates, Pen a small district of May Pen Clarendon where he spent most of his days drawing cars, trucks, and cartoon characters. Always sought after by his peers to do their art projects Harris began to explore making mimic versions of cars from cardboard. As this love for cardboard developed, so did his ability to manipulate the material effectively and he began creating large detailed sculptures from cardboard. "My work highlights the aesthetics that drives bike culture in Jamaica, such as design, sound and mechanism. The work examines how each aesthetic operates with the Yeng Yeng, the most popular  bike in Jamaica. The Yeng Yeng bike is a strong  modified to fulfil the rider’s symbol that functions not just as a vehicle for transport, but as a rebellious two wheeled machine uttermost desires on the road. Each life-sized bike is decorated with images, texts and symbolic references highlighting identity issues, dancehall influence, rastafari influence and the overall status that Yeng Yeng bikes hold in Jamaica."


RENARD HARRIS

Yeng Culture Cardboard sculpture 2020

USD

5,000

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Renard Harris (b.1993) is a contemporary artist and art educator who lives and works in Kingston. A 2020 BFA graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Harris was the 2019/20 recipient of scholar awards for outstanding performance. He grew up in Coates, Pen a small district of May Pen Clarendon where he spent most of his days drawing cars, trucks, and cartoon characters. Always sought after by his peers to do their art projects Harris began to explore making mimic versions of cars from cardboard. As this love for cardboard developed, so did his ability to manipulate the material effectively and he began creating large detailed sculptures from cardboard.

"My work highlights the aesthetics that drives bike culture in Jamaica, such as design, sound and mechanism. The work examines how each aesthetic operates with the Yeng Yeng, the most popular bike in Jamaica. The Yeng Yeng  bike is a strong symbol that functions not just as a vehicle for transport, but as a rebellious two wheeled machine  modified to fulfil the rider’s uttermost desires on the road. Each life-sized bike is decorated with images, texts and symbolic references highlighting identity issues, dancehall influence, rastafari influence and the overall status that Yeng Yeng bikes hold in Jamaica."


SHEDIENE FLETCHER

Hidden Self Mixed media on goat skin 39 x 47 in. 2021

USD

3,000

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Shediene Fletcher was born in 1981 in Manchester, Jamaica. In 2011 she obtained her BFA in Painting from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. She lives and works in Manchester. Primarily a mixed media artist, she has become known for her use of animal hides and bones in her assemblages. "The language of art is a powerful one. It can evoke / provoke feelings making you uncomfortable. For me the process of creating is also the act of finding something. Creating your own stories. I try to find new and interesting materials to work with. Animal skin is one that I have returned to again and again. We are happy to buy leather etc, but freak-out when we see a dead animal or in my case the skin from that animal. Hypocrisy is human nature. When you work with something dead, people think  of life. I think my curiosity is driven by fear, that  or my own examination of self. So much already exists in the skin, the color, movement, lines and shape. It has its own essence. I collect discarded skin from a butcher shop. I never know what I will get once the skin is dried. History already exists in my canvas. It had life before I got them."


SHEDIENE FLETCHER

Self Inflicted Wax collage on board 34 x 35 in. 2021

USD

1,550

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Shediene Fletcher was born in 1981 in Manchester, Jamaica. In 2011 she obtained her BFA in Painting from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. She lives and works in Manchester. Primarily a mixed media artist, she has become known for her use of animal hides and bones in her assemblages. "The language of art is a powerful one. It can evoke / provoke feelings making you uncomfortable. For me the process of creating is also the act of finding something. Creating your own stories. I try to find new and interesting materials to work with. Animal skin is one that I have returned to again and again. We are happy to buy leather etc, but freak-out when we see a dead animal or in my case the skin from that animal.  life. I think my curiosity is driven by fear, that Hypocrisy is human nature. When you work with something dead, people think of  or my own examination of self. So much already exists in the skin, the color, movement, lines and shape. It has its own essence. I collect discarded skin from a butcher shop. I never know what I will get once the skin is dried. History already exists in my canvas. It had life before I got them."


SHEDIENE FLETCHER

State of Emotion Mixed media on goat skin 27 x 29 in. 2021

USD

2,000

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Shediene Fletcher was born in 1981 in Manchester, Jamaica. In 2011 she obtained her BFA in Painting from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. She lives and works in Manchester. Primarily a mixed media artist, she has become known for her use of animal hides and bones in her assemblages. "The language of art is a powerful one. It can evoke / provoke feelings making you uncomfortable. For me the process of creating is also the act of finding something. Creating your own stories. I try to find new and interesting materials to work with. Animal skin is one that I have returned to again and again. We are happy to buy leather etc, but freak-out when we see a dead animal or in my case the skin from that animal.  life. I think my curiosity is driven by fear, that Hypocrisy is human nature. When you work with something dead, people think of  or my own examination of self. So much already exists in the skin, the color, movement, lines and shape. It has its own essence. I collect discarded skin from a butcher shop. I never know what I will get once the skin is dried. History already exists in my canvas. It had life before I got them."


T'WAUNII SINCLAIR

Blue Earth Mixed media on machete 20.5 x 13.5 in. 2021

USD

1,850

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com T’waunii Sinclair (b.1992, Manchester, Jamaica) is an emerging artist with a keen interest in the adverse effects of colonialism on Black identity, history and memory as well as its retentions. T’waunii studied painting at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (2015). He takes his own encounter with the Haitian Revolution as a point of departure to configure a process of personal truth-telling, which he employs to build a visual vocabulary for ideas of Black liberation. Through his current investigations with the Machete that started with his 2019 residency at the New Local Space (NLS) Sinclair attempts to confront and engage the viewer’s perception of the Machete, positioning it as a cultural relic of political and historical significance to the African diaspora. He uses paint and corrosive gestures to mark Machetes with slivers of narratives from the Haitian Revolution.

"My work investigates the atrocities of colonialism and its correlation to the contemporary Black experience.  understand how the contemporary Black Through cross-examination of colonial retention and its origins, I aim to  experience has developed. My work tries to reach a convergence point with the past by interrogating colonial tragedies and juxtaposing them with the present. The Black body and mind have accumulated many tragedies and trauma throughout its history and therefore serve as a starting point for my excavations."


T'WAUNII SINCLAIR

Red Earth Mixed media on machete 28 x 8 in. 2021

USD

1,850

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com T’waunii Sinclair (b.1992, Manchester, Jamaica) is an emerging artist with a keen interest in the adverse effects of colonialism on Black identity, history and memory as well as its retentions. T’waunii studied painting at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (2015). He takes his own encounter with the Haitian Revolution as a point of departure to configure a process of personal truth-telling, which he employs to build a visual vocabulary for ideas of Black liberation. Through his current investigations with the Machete that started with his 2019 residency at the New Local Space (NLS) Sinclair attempts to confront and engage the viewer’s perception of the Machete, positioning it as a cultural relic of political and historical significance to the African diaspora. He uses paint and corrosive gestures to mark Machetes with slivers of narratives from the Haitian Revolution.

"My work investigates the atrocities of colonialism and its correlation to the contemporary Black experience.  Through cross-examination of colonial retention and its origins, I aim to understand how  the contemporary Black experience has developed. My work tries to reach a convergence point with the past by interrogating colonial tragedies and juxtaposing them with the present. The Black body and mind have accumulated many tragedies and trauma throughout its history and therefore serve as a starting point for my excavations."


TISHANA FISHER

Cause Acrylic on canvas 48 in.diameter 2020

USD

1,200

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Tishana Fisher (b. 2000 Mandeville, Jamaica) grew up in St. Elizabeth. She currently lives in St. Andrew and is a fourth-year student of The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fine arts painting. Fisher also volunteered on the production of murals for the Kingston Creative and the Pepsi Jamaica JAM ICAN campaign murals. "Painting is my way of telling stories, communicating with others while showcasing my talent. My inspiration is to grab ideas from my personal experiences; using the topic ‘The Significance of Father-Daughter Relationships’. My biological father’s involvement in my life has been less than 40% of my twenty-one year life tenure. This has impacted me negatively. The aim of  awareness to parents (Primarily fathers) of the this project is to close this traumatizing chapter of my life, educate and spread the importance of a healthy father-daughter relationship, especially from an early age. This projectwill showcase a sequence of Tondo paintings."


TISHANA FISHER

Exasperated Acrylic on canvas 48 in. diameter 2020

USD

1,200

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Tishana Fisher (b. 2000 Mandeville, Jamaica) grew up in St. Elizabeth. She currently lives in St. Andrew and is a fourth-year student of The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fine arts painting. Fisher also volunteered on the production of murals for the Kingston Creative and the Pepsi Jamaica JAM ICAN campaign murals. "Painting is my way of telling stories, communicating with others while showcasing my talent. My inspiration is to grab ideas from my personal experiences; using the topic ‘The Significance of Father-Daughter Relationships’. My biological father’s involvement in my life has been less than 40% of my twenty-one year life tenure. This has impacted me negatively. The aim of  awareness to parents (Primarily fathers) of the this project is to close this traumatizing chapter of my life, educate and spread the importance of a healthy father-daughter relationship, especially from an early age. This projectwill showcase a sequence of Tondo paintings."


TISHANA FISHER

Wanted Collage on canvas 48 in. diameter 2020

USD

1,200

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Tishana Fisher (b. 2000 Mandeville, Jamaica) grew up in St. Elizabeth. She currently lives in St. Andrew and is a fourth-year student of The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fine arts painting. Fisher also volunteered on the production of murals for the Kingston Creative and the Pepsi Jamaica JAM ICAN campaign murals. "Painting is my way of telling stories, communicating with others while showcasing my talent. My inspiration is to grab ideas from my personal experiences; using the topic ‘The Significance of Father-Daughter Relationships’. My biological father’s involvement in my life has been less than 40% of my twenty-one year life tenure. This has impacted me negatively. The aim of  awareness to parents (Primarily fathers) of the this project is to close this traumatizing chapter of my life, educate and spread the importance of a healthy father-daughter relationship, especially from an early age. This projectwill showcase a sequence of Tondo paintings."


ZORHIA ALLEN

European Lens Oil on canvas 46 x 35 in. 2021

USD

3,500

INQUIRIES/QUESTIONS CALL: 876.864.9866 Sales.olympiagallery.ja@gmail.com Zorhia Allen (b. 1996 St. Elizabeth, Jamaica) spent her early school years in St. Elizabeth. In 2016 she entered the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts where she recently completed her Bachelor’s degree in Art Education. She is a recipient of the Cecil Boswell Facey Foundation, Julia Lyn and the Carreras Limited scholarships and also of The Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission Educational Grant. She has been a participating muralist with the Kingston Creative Art District since its inception in 2018.

“Art has been my safe haven, my peace and second language from a tender age”, says Zorhia. “From drawing charts for my grade four teacher, to drawing the human anatomy in biology class. I have found my purpose as an artist and am still seeking to gain more”. In 2016 when Zorhia moved to Kingston, she  began to recognise other aspects of  “Psychological Jamaican culture and to see how much we are still affected by the residues of colonization. invisibility” is seen as a dominant issue that affects some of us while we yearn for a sense of belonging. With that, and her experience of racism she has started to paint within the themes of cultural appropriation, racial discrimination, fashionable publicity and the battle for self-acceptance."

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“…and I resumed the struggle.” Summer Edition, 2021  

The second edition of the artist-led exhibition presenting 17 contemporary Jamaican artists opened at the Olympia Gallery on July 15. The ex...

“…and I resumed the struggle.” Summer Edition, 2021  

The second edition of the artist-led exhibition presenting 17 contemporary Jamaican artists opened at the Olympia Gallery on July 15. The ex...

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