Over the last three years Hurvin Anderson has focused his attention on a particular subject – or ‘image’ as he
refers to it – a hotel complex on the north coast of Jamaica which he visited on a trip to the country of his
heritage. Reverb, spanning both spaces at Thomas Dane Gallery is the first time the artist will present works
exclusively from this series, and offers a unique insight into one of Anderson’s most arresting cycles of paintings
As often with Anderson the legibility and clarity of the scenes he presents is left ambiguous and open-ended. Is
the hotel derelict and slowly being taken over by vegetation, or is paradisiac nature losing the battle against the
concrete ruins? Anderson likes to entertain and draw upon that ambiguity: he calls it his ‘no-man’s land – where
structure and clarity intermingle with looseness and fluidity.