JANE EYRE – CARIBBEAN DRAWINGS by REX DIXON
August 29, 2019 – September 12, 2019
Exhibition & book launch of 'Jane Eyre - Caribbean Drawings' by Rex Dixon. Opening Thursday 29th Aug 2019, 6-8pm.
In Jane Eyre: Caribbean Drawings, Rex Dixon, British born artist, adds his aesthetic reading to Charlotte Bronte’s classic book. Resident in the Caribbean for nearly four decades, Dixon brings his lived experience of Jamaica that has only been imagined by the author and creates a fantastical visual diary. He uses Bronte and art as a window into his inventive pen to release these demons of past and present time, of stored up histories and literary ghosts that is as much about his migration and displacement, as it is of the characterization in the novels.
“The English painter Rex Dixon who came to Jamaica in 1985 after living in Belfast, Northern Ireland for several years, is arguably the most notable expatriate artist to settle in Jamaica in recent years. Dixon's paintings and works on paper are in essence visual diaries, in which he records his impressions and experiences by means of formal and informal abstract elements, fragmentary images and occasionally text”. Veerle Poupeye, Art Historian, Independent Curator and Writer.
Quoted with permission from Contemporary Jamaican Art in Modern Jamaican Art, David Boxer and Veerle Poupeye, Ian Randle Publishers, 1998