Art In The Dancehall, an exhibition of Jamaican music design and illustration curated by Shimmy Shimmy and Al Fingers, comes to London this week.
Previously exhibited at the Drum Gallery, Birmingham as part of the Punch Record’s BASS festival, the show launches at the PUMA YARD, Brick Lane on Monday 30 July. Featured artists include Limonious (JA), Tony McDermott (UK), Sassafras (JA), Jamaal Pete (USA), GABE (Germany), Peter Edwards (UK), Ellen G (Israel), Robin Clare (JA) and Daniel David Freeman (UK).
Also featuring for the first time in public a portrait of Jamaican artist Wilfred Limonious (courtesy of InFineStyle), alongside exclusive and specially commissioned works. Click below for more images.
Limonious (Jamaica), detail from Michael Palmer LP, Lick Shot (Power House, 1982
Eighties dancehall posters by Sassafras (Jamaica).
Works by GABE (Germany).
Tony McDermott’s original artwork forh the Yellowman versus Josey Wales LP Two Giants Clash (Greensleeves Records, 1984).
Beenie Man (2010), by Israeli artist Ellen G.
Cover artwork for issue #2 of No Ice Cream Sound zine, by UK artist Peter Edwards (2011).
American artist Jamaal Pete’s cover artwork for the Yellowman and Fathead LP, One Yellowman (Hitbound, 1982).
UK artist Daniel David Freeman’s embroidery Stamina Daddy (2012), based on part of the suit worn by Buju Banton on the cover of his 1992 Techniques album of the same name.