Beth Lesser,  Singer Frankie Jones, Deejay Prince Jazzbo and a youth, Channel One , 1984.

Beth Lesser, Singer Frankie Jones, Deejay Prince Jazzbo and a youth, Channel One, 1984.

REGGAE OR NOT: THE BIRTH OF DANCEHALL CULTURE IN JAMAICA AND TORONTO
PHOTOGRAPHS BY BETH LESSER
CURATED BY KENNETH MONTAGUE


February 1 - 28, 2013
The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto. 
 

Presented with the Gladstone Hotel as part of TD Then & Now Series 2013


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 Montague. The exhibition will be accompanied by varied programming including a music night, a panel discussion and guided group tours. All events will be held at The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto  ON. All events will be free admission .

 

Exhibition texts (download as PDFs):
Continuity and Difference, Beth Lesser, 2013
Basement Sounds of Jamaica, Audrey Hudson, 2013

 

Editioned prints are available for sale. Please contact maria@wedgecuratorialprojects.org for details.
Please visit bethlesser.com for more information.

 
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