Diversity Art Forum was very pleased to be involved in this amazing exhibition Sweetness and Sorrow exhibition at the Way Out East Gallery.
Sweetness and Sorrow.
The title Sweetness and Sorrow comes the poem written by the Jamaican poet Andre Bolt (2007). This exhibition has evolved from 'Jamaica Making: The Theresa Roberts Art Collection', curated by Dr. Emma Roberts at the Victoria Gallery and Museum in Liverpool. That exhibition comprised of some artworks in the collection of Theresa Roberts, who is founder and owner of the Jamaica Patty Co. restaurant, based in Covent Garden and Liverpool Street, London.
The Sweetness and Sorrow exhibition consists of a selection of contemporary art works from the Theresa Roberts Art Collection. Moving away from ideas of the Caribbean as paradise this group exhibition reveals how the artists' subject matter touches on prostitution, spiritually, disease, death and how the body is viewed on a daily basis. The artists from the Theresa Roberts Collection are David Boxer, former director of the Jamaican National Gallery, Alicia Lisa Brown, Christopher Lawrence, Marlon James, Michael Elliott, Kristina Rowe, Monique Lofters, Ebony Patterson, Craig Wylie and Keisha Castello. The exhibition is curated by Pauline de Souza, Director, founder of Diversity Art Forum and Dr. Emma Roberts.