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From Haiti to Trinidad and Tobago, The Light of Jacmel

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 20, 2013

Above: Jacmel

By the Caribbean Journal staff

A new exhibition in Trinidad presents a new way to look at the city of Jacmel, Haiti.

The exhibition, “How the light enters,” draws on Trinidad-based artist Kwynn Johnson’s experience living and working in Haiti’s cultural capital.

Alliance, Commerce and Liberte – graphite on vellum. 3′ x 2′ by Kwynn Johnson, 2011. (Photo by Soft Box Art Studio)

It visualizes “absence and continuity in the Jacmelian ruinscape.”

“The works represent places and spaces that continue to be meaningful to survivors of the 2010 earthquake,” the artist said.

Above: Kwynn Johnson in Jacmel

While parts of the exhibition have been exhibited over the past few years in Florida, New York, Guadeloupe, Grenada and London, this represents the first complete exhibition.

It is starting out at the Soft Box Art Gallery in Trinidad, but will exhibit at the Alliance Francais in Jacmel beginning in November.

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