Friday, February 8, 2013

Reggae or Not - An Exhibition of Photographs by Beth Lesser

An annual artistic and cultural showcase celebrating black history and culture
It was a time of wild and wonderful music - performed by an array of talented, colourful Jamaicans artists - and a lot of it was captured by the lens of writer/photographer Beth Lesser, whose work will go on display to help celebrate Black History month.....


Reggae or Not: The Birth of Dancehall Culture in Jamaica and Toronto
Photographs by Beth Lesser
An exhibition of photographs that document the history of modern reggae music and dancehall culture to celebrate the important story of Jamaican musicians of the 1970s and 80s.  This presentation will be Beth Lesser's first public art exhibition - she travelled between Toronto and Jamaica extensively during the 1970s and 80s documenting this emerging music scene through her photography and publication, Reggae Quarterly.

Curated by Wedge Curatorial Projects Director, Kenneth Montaque, The exhibition will be accompanied by varied programming including a music night, a panel discussion and guided group tours.  Exhibition from February 1 - 28 at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON.

Source: Wedge Curatorial Projects
Article by: Paul Irish