Caribbean Political Economy

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan wins the 2012 Aaron Matalon Award, National Gallery of Jamaica

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The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to announce that Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, jeweller and sculptor, has been awarded the 2012 Aaron Matalon Award…

 

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Reciprocal Seductions in the Art of Jasmine Thomas-Girvan and Olive Senior, Marsha Pearce

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I wish to engage the idea of interpretation by making some remarks about the relationship between the work of Jasmine Thomas-Girvan and that of Olive Senior. I would like us to look at that relationship through a lens of what Cuban novelist and essayist Antonio Bení­tez-Rojo calls “reciprocal seductions.” Fitting our eyes with that lens allows us to see what an artist produces in a very particular and significant way…

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An Evening of Interpretations: Gardening in the Tropics, ARC

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On May the 25th at Medulla Art Gallery in Woodbrook, POS, Trinidad, ARC Magazine brought together a group of scholars, writers and artists to celebrate the launch of Issue 5 and also to develop much needed dialogue around the work of Jasmine Thomas Girvan…

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Under leaves so green, Andre Bagoo

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How to describe it? The extraordinary work of Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, who twists pieces of palm fronds into tongues of flame, who places a cage within a cage within a cage, whose human figures twist into tortured, glorious creatures: bodies illuminated by the mahogany that encases them?…

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‘Gardening in the Tropics’: An Appreciation, Mervyn Claxton

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Jasmine’s exhibition is a paean to Nature, to Mother Earth, and to the power, beauty and (inner) strength of ancestral Amerindian and African-Caribbean women. It radiates symbolic meaning and glorious subliminal messages…

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Gardening in the Tropics, Exhibition of Artwork by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

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The essence of Maya Angelou, Olive Senior, Derek Walcott, Patrick Chamoiseau, and other writers seem to fill Jasmine’s studio. She draws from them the beauty and complexity of their musings on place and the sublime, translating, reinterpreting, and shaping their words into her own language. (Melanie Archer)

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