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FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
FORUM: SIMON BENJAMIN
March 12 - April 15

NLS introduces FORUM, an exhibition of recent work by Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-based artist Simon Benjamin. This body of work is based on Benjamin's visit to the mystery-enshrouded, abandoned hotel The Forum in Port Henderson, just outside of Kingston. The work consists of a series of Photographs and site-specific installation at NLS.

The Forum opened its doors in 1973 and closed in 1978, coinciding with a tumultuous period of Jamaica’s history. For the artist's entire life the Hotel has been defunct and largely left to deteriorate with starts of re-usage in various capacities. For the first time on a visit back to Jamaica, Benjamin trespassed into the property to investigate and learn more about this building, the product of which is this exhibition.

Opening reception: Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Artist Talk: Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., featuring invited panelist Judith Bruce, and moderated by LinYee Yuan.

These events are free and open to the public.

 
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016

IN: Susanne Winterling
January 31

Berlin- and Oslo-based artist, Susanne Winterling is interviewed by guest host Nicole Smythe-Johnson in the upcoming episode of NLS' podcast IN. They will discuss Winterling's most recent exhibitions including 'Nature after nature' at the historical Fridericianum, Kassel, 'Drift' at the Gallerie Parrotta Contemporary Art, in Stuttgart, and 'The Lulennial: A Slight Gesturay', in Mexico City. Working across a variety of media, including film and photography, Winterling is mostly known for installations that critically intervene in their surroundings through directing attention to the sensual and perceptual qualities of spaces, objects and the representation of realities. She is also one of the founders of the art collective Akademie Isotrop, and is a professor of contemporary art.

The podcast episode airs Sunday, January 31 at 3 p.m. on the NLS Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopVuxfYsATdTGLvH5Wa8VQ

 
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015

IN: Blair Murphy
November 15

For our upcoming episode of the podcast IN, NLS talks with New York-based curator Blair Murphy about her recent curatorial project in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, an exhibition titled S/N (short for Signal-to-Noise Ratio). We will talk with Murphy about the dynamics of the audial and oral as they were incorporated within the S/N exhibition, as well as her curatorial history and future projects.

The podcast airs live on Sunday, November 15, at 7 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HPtA-7PPkk

 
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015

ALICE YARD: Nicholas Laughlin + Camille Chedda
November 5

In this informal conversation hosted by NLS, Laughlin will discuss the history of Alice Yard, its ethos of self-determination and openness, and the fascinating problem of inventing a vocabulary to describe a phenomenon that is at once a physical location, a critical space, and a creative practice.

The talk is scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact 876-406-9771

Free and open to the public + complimentary refreshments.

 
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
PARTICIPATE IN OUR ONGOING STUDY


NLS began conducting research locally in 2012 a few months after we first opened, in order to gather direct data and gain better insight into what is needed to stimulate the local art scene. We started researching artists and their practices (which we are again doing). Now our research will incorporate the public's consumption of visual art and their perceptions of the visual arts.

If you are a practicing artist please participate in the Visual Artist survey.
If you are not an artist please participate in the Public Consumption of Visual Art survey.

Highlights from our 2012 study will be published on our website over the coming weeks.
 
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015
CLOSURE DATES


Please note, there'll be no events, acceptance/reviewing of any applications or portfolios during these 4 months under any circumstances. Our programming, which is already booked up for the rest of the year, resumes in November.

Like any proper sabbatical, we're going to be using the time for research and organisation! We're still accepting applications for some bright interns to help us in the following areas:

- Research and Development: focus in community development projects
- Research and Development: development of projects and partnerships
- Web Development

There is a requirement that interns have access to their own laptop and a minimum time commitment of 15 hours per week. If you are interested please by email info@NLSkingston.org with your resume and particular area of interest!
 
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
IN:
CAMILLE CHEDDA
ONEIKA RUSSELL
PHILLIP THOMAS
PRUDENCE LOVELL


The most recent episde of IN is currently available at the NLS Youtube Channel in which we chat with artists in our most recent exhibition Insides. Camille Chedda, Oneika Russell, Phillip Thomas and Prudence Lovell answer questions about working together for the show, and the thoughts behind their work and studio practices.

 
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015

INSIDES

CAMILLE CHEDDA
ONEIKA RUSSELL
PHILLIP THOMAS
PRUDENCE LOVELL
March 28 - April 28


NLS is pleased to present Insides an exhibition of new work by Camille Chedda, Oneika Russell, Phillip Thomas and Prudence Lovell. Insides is an exhibition of contemporary drawing by four exciting artists who engage this medium as a significant part of their art practice. Chedda, Russell, Thomas and Lovell present new approaches to an age-old medium, positing drawing as a valid means of contemporary expression. On view from March 28 to April 28.

Opening party: Saturday, March 28, 6 - 9 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
MAY NOTHING STAY HIDDEN
MALAIKA BROOKS-SMITH-LOWE
January 24 - February 16


The work presented in this exhibition was created by Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe during her six week art residency at NLS. The artist used the residency programme to explore the impact of migration on family, with her grandfather’s childhood story as the starting point. Drawing from audio conversations and found photographic film of her grandfather, as well as salvaged furniture and other materials discovered as she explored his birthplace, Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe constructs an intimate portrait of the anxieties, fears and dreams which surround migration as well as a persistent hope for transcending these complex emotions. This residency project was sponsored in part by Three Sixty Degrees, True Self Centre of Being, Neil Willcox and individual private donors.

More information here

Listen to Malaika on IN podcast
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
LEASHO JOHNSON
OPEN STUDIO

Sunday, October 19


NLS is pleased to welcome Leasho Johnson, our current studio artist. Johnson's workspace at NLS will be open to the public this Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. Come by to see his work in progress first hand and see what goes into his creative process.

This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary donuts from Pastry Castle.

Sunday, October 19, 2 - 5 p.m.
NLS + Creative Sounds
190 Mountain View Avenue (across from the National Stadium)
Kingston 6
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014
NLS + ARC
(E)MERGE ART FAIR

Above: Image courtesy Mark King

NLS and preeminent Caribbean contemporary art publication ARC Magazine collaborate to present an exhibition at (e)merge art fair of work by James Cooper (Bermuda), Stephanie Cormier (Canada), Ian Deleón (Cuba/Brazil), Nadia Huggins (St. Vincent & The Grenadines), Leasho Johnson (Jamaica), Becca Kallem (Washington, DC), Mark King (Barbados), Oneika Russell (Jamaica), Anabel Vasquez Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) and Storm Saulter (Jamaica). The exhibition connects a contemporary sensibility across national borders in which the delicate nature of humanity and its complex dependency on the economic, environmental and cultural context that it also has a hand in molding is forefront.

The exhibition is curated by Deborah Anzinger and Holly Bynoe.

(e)merge

October 2 - 5
Capitol Skyline Hotel


 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014
IN:
COLLECTING CONTEMPORARY ART


Join NLS for the next episode of IN on August 18, during which a panel of gallerists, dealers, and collectors tells us what it takes to collect contemporary art.
 
 
THURSDAY, JUN 26, 2014
CANOPY GUILD
CLOSING RECEPTION
Above: Image courtesy Ayana Rivière and Rodell Warner

Join NLS for the closing reception of Canopy Guild during the KOTE 2014 festival on Thursday, June 26 at 7 PM.
 
 
THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
IN
EBONY G. PATTERSON
CAMILLE CHEDDA
MICHELLE SERIEUX
SUSANNE FREDRICKS
KEMAR HAY

Please join NLS for the rebroadcast of this month's episode of IN featuring an online conversation about performance art piece Invisible Presence: Bling Memories by Ebony G. Patterson. The conversation will be between Ebony G. Patterson, Camille Chedda, Michelle Serieux, Susanne Fredricks, Kemar Hay and host Nicole Smythe-Johnson.

The conversation takes place live online on Wednesday, June 4 at 9:00 PM EST and 10 PM EDT live on the NLS youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopVuxfYsATdTGLvH5Wa8VQ, where it will be archived.

More information about IN
 
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
CANOPY GUILD
RODELL WARNER
AFIFA AZA
AI YOSHIDA
AYANA RIVIÈRE
DI-ANDRE C. DAVIS
LEASHO JOHNSON
STORM SAULTER


New Local Space is proud to invite you to the opening of Canopy Guild a collaborative group exhibition of work by Rodell Warner, Afifa Aza, Ai Yoshida, Ayana Riviere, Di-Andre C. Davis, Leasho Johnson and Storm Saulter. These seven artists worked together for the last 7 weeks on a project conceived by Rodell Warner to bridge creatives in the Kingston art scene via digital patterns Warner created from nature photographs. Each artists reinterpreted Warner's patterns to create a piece for this exhibition. Please join NLS to witness the culmination of this ambitious project.

Opening reception: Friday, May 9 from 7 - 9 PM,
NLS, 190 Mountain View Avenue, Kgn 6

Exhibition runs from May 9 - May 31 (by appointment only)


Read more.

 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
IN:
CHARLES CAMPBELL
KRISTA THOMPSON
CLAIRE TANCONS
KEMAR BLACK
NATASHA LEVY

Please join New Local Space (NLS) for this month's episode of IN. This month we feature an online conversation about performance art piece Fractal Engagement with artist Charles Campbell, En Mas curators Krista Thompson and Claire Tancons, collaborating artist and Matthew's Lane resident Kemar Black, and public participant Natasha Levy. IN host Nicole Smythe-Johnson will be speaking with our five guests about undertaking the ambitious, interactive performance piece Fractal Engagement, which was a groundbreaking endeavor for Campbell's art practice.

The conversation takes place online on Thursday, May 1 at 9:00 PM EST live on the NLS youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopVuxfYsATdTGLvH5Wa8VQ, where it will be archived.

Thursday, May 1, 9 - 10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopVuxfYsATdTGLvH5Wa8VQ
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
FLOAT
Leasho Johnson, Marlon James, Rodell Warner, Deborah Anzinger



New Local Space collaborates with Transformer in the presentation of group exhibition FLOAT in Washington, DC. In the contemporary moment, “the nation” dominates much Caribbean image-making, often posited as a post-colonial response to oppressive, externally- derived constructions. This focus is shifted by the artists in FLOAT, and further curated into a détournement in which these hegemonic conceptions of social and national identity (and the status of “margin” itself) are declared compromised and inadequate. The proposed exhibition posits a renegotiation of identity; untethered by the limits normally placed on that now over-worked concept, and insistent on the recognition of the invisible but central role that the “margins” play in the making of our cosmopolitan present and future.

Curated by Nicole Smythe-Johnson.

Exhibition essay

Opening reception: May 17, 2014
May 17 - June 21

Transformer
1404 P Street
Washington, DC 20005

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
IN: Live with Mari Robles of Perez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM)

Image courtesy Pérez Art Museum Miami

Please join New Local Space for this month's episode of IN, which will feature an online conversation with Mari Robles, Knight Curator of School Programs at the Pérez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM). Mari, along with Associate Curator of PAMM, Diana Nawi will be visiting Jamaica later this month to familiarize themselves with the local art community. Our host Nicole Smythe-Johnson will be speaking with Mari about her curatorial practice and work at PAMM.

Live online, Wednesday, March 12 at 9:00 PM EST on the NLS youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopVuxfYsATdTGLvH5Wa8VQ, where it will be archived.
 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
IN
Live with
Charles Campbell,
Chajana DenHarder &
Jessica Knight
Image courtesy Jessica Knight

Nicole Smythe-Joshnson, Senior editor and Art Writer of ARC Magazine will be talking with artists Charles Campbell, Chajana DenHarder and Jessica Knight about how graduate school has factored into their careers as artists thus far. The conversation steams live Wednesday, January 8, 8:30 PM on the NLS Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopVuxfYsATdTGLvH5Wa8VQ.

More about the artists here.
More about IN here.