Kingston Biennial 2022: PRESSURE (Part 2)
Principal of CSL Projects Joseph A Matalon and his wife Bernadette, both avid art collectors, were spotted at the Kingston Biennial launch.

Saturday Social shares more highlights from the opening of Kingston Biennial, the National Gallery of Jamaica’s (NGJ’s) flagship event, that took place on Sunday, June 26 under the theme: ‘Pressure’. A theme, according to NGJ’s Chief Curator O’Neil Lawrence, that’s meant to produce change.

“The world has been under pressure. Alongside disruptions and traumas, the recalibrations and the pivoting, there has also been an opportunity for a new era of collective self-reflexivity and a desire to focus on what really matters”.

This pressure has birthed an exhibition that is ambitious, both in scale and volume of works. Of particular note is that the Biennial is relatable and worthy of several visits.

Photos: Karl Mclarty

Film-maker and producer Justine Henzell stopped by Matthew McCarthy’s Sun System Radio piece. (Photos: Karl Mclarty)
Film curator and programmer Jheanelle Brown (left) and artist Leasho Johnson browse the exhibition.
Artist Richard Taylor and human rights advocate Karyn Audroing shared the Saturday Social lens after viewing Phillip Thomas’s, Barbershop (triptych).
Chairman of Wisynco Group William Mahfood (left) and attorney-at-law Peter John “PJ” Asher were on-site to view the exhibition.
Founder of Gallery OCA Sherece Rainford (right) joined Luxury Limo Jamaica co-owner Laura Chuck and her son Tarik for a photo.
Ambassador and Professor Dr Richard Bernal takes a moment beside Wave Files by artist Ricardo Edwards
Vice-principal of academic affairs at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts Trudy-Ann Barrett clutching a bag from EtAl boutique as she browsed the exhibition.
The University of the West Indies, mona, professor of history Verene Shepherd stepped out in style with a handbag from local brand, Iela’s Sandals and Accessories.

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