Jack Bell Gallery – Lavar Munroe: Of Seafaring Men

Lavar Munroe, And If Ya Drown, Ya Drown, 2021, Acrylic, faux flower and tree branch, belt buckle, rope, necklace, hair pieces, gold, mouse trap and pills on canvas, 213.4 x 365.8 cm, 84 1/8 x 144 1/8 in, © The Artist, Image Courtesy of Jack Bell Gallery London

(11 May – 1 June, 2022)

Press Preview: Wednesday 11 May: 1-3PM

Jack Bell Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Lavar Munroe. This will be the artist’s eighth solo show with the gallery.

Being the son of a seaman and having experienced trauma at sea at a young age, my curiosity and fear of succumbing to the ocean has been a lingering concern since I was a boy. Through time, this concern has evolved from the personal and targeted to the wellbeing of others, especially those using water as means of vast journeys. In this intimate body of work, I explore voyages and terror at sea. A focus on sea travel, and its relationship to ancestry, migration and refugees is a key theme that runs throughout the exhibition.

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