In conjunction with Al Fingers and Shimmy Shimmy, SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is proud to present Art in the Dancehall, an exhibition celebrating dancehall illustration and design from 1979 to the present.
Dancehall and Jamaican sound-system culture has a rich and vibrant artistic past as well as an undeniable influence on design and letterform in contemporary pop culture. Early 1980s Jamaica was a changing place, politically and musically, with a new generation of deejays bringing in a brand new sound. Mirroring this change in the music scene, were graphic designers and illustrators translating the energy, color and playfulness of dancehall into a world of crazy characters and vivid, saturated colors.
Art in the Dancehall will open to the public at 8 pm on Saturday, February 2nd with vibrant sets by special musical guests DJ Tom Chasteen from Dub Club and My Lord Sound. Complimentary rum will be provided by Sailor Jerry. The show will be on view through Saturday, March 2nd. The gallery store at SUBLIMINAL will also feature the 2012 publication Clarks in Jamaica by Al Fingers as well as a limited edition print by Tony McDermott.