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Denzil Forrester: From Trench Town to Porthtowan

Solo show at Jackson Foundation. 2018
Date: 26 May, 2018 until 23 June, 2018
Curator: Peter Doig and Matthew Higgs
Organiser: Jackson Foundation

Jackson Foundation is a private gallery initiative developed by artist Kurt Jackson, located in St Just, Cornwall. It was the venue for a retrospective exhibition by Denzil ForresterFrom Trench Town to Porthtowan. The exhibition took place May 26 - June 23 2018. Gallery publicity as follows:

From Trench Town to Porthtowan captures scenes from artist Denzil Forrester’s life in Grenada, London and Cornwall. This large new exhibition at the Jackson Foundation is curated by Peter Doig and Matthew Higgs and is the first by an Invited Artist.

Forrester’s recent paintings focus on moments in his life in both Grenada and the UK. These include learning to read with his guardian Ma Pets in Hermitage [Grenada], and making bags in the 1970’s with his mother and siblings in Stoke Newington, London. These sit alongside earlier works from the 1980s, paintings made in direct response to the burgeoning dub reggae scene in London’s Afro-Caribbean communities.

Denzil Forrester is one of the most important painters to come out of London in the early 80s and his work remains as vital and relevant today as it was then.” - Peter Doig, 2018

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People in this exhibition

»  Peter Doig

Born, 1962 in Edinburgh

»  Denzil Forrester

Born, 1956 in Grenada

»  Matthew Higgs

Born, 1964 in West Yorkshire

Exhibition venues

»  Jackson Foundation

St Just Cornwall, United Kingdom