Solo show, through April 22, 2013

NLS is pleased to present Intimate Encounters the first solo exhibition by photographer Marlon James. The works in the show challenge propriety and Jamaican identity, capturing individuals in contemporary Jamaican society from a raw and intimate angle. James gives us generous flashes of subculture, youth culture, and the mainstream that introduce us to a collective “Jamaican” self we may not quite know.

Opening on March 22, 2013, 6-9 pm.

Marlon James © NLS

Marlon James © NLS

Marlon James was born in 1980 in Kingston, Jamaica and is currently based in Trinidad & Tobago. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, which includes group exhibitions at The National Gallery of Jamaica, the Gallery of Mississauga (Canada), The IDB Cultural Center (Washington, DC), the Art Museum of Americas (Washington, DC), Bargehouse (London) and Alice Yard (Trinidad). He studied at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, graduating with a diploma in Sculpture in 2003. For more information on the artist visit http://www.marlonjamesphotography.com/

NLS (new local space) is an artist-run contemporary visual art initiative in Kingston that was founded as a place for visual artists in dialogue with contemporary issues to experiment with new ideas, collaborate with each other and engage with the national and international public. Interdisciplinary collaboration and energetic open access to contemporary culture are at the core of our operations. NLS supports visual artists and connects these artists to the global contemporary art community by providing a structured artist residency program, conducting a curated exhibition program, providing affordable studio space for rent, and conducting ongoing research to assess the needs of visual artists in Jamaica

Marlon James © NLS

Marlon James © NLS

NLS, 190 Mountain View Avenue, Kingston, Jamaïque.

Exposition à voir du au, de à , du 22 mars à avril 2013.

http://nlskingston.org/exhibitions.html

Crédits photographie à la une : Marlon James © NLS