Punany Art: Toorel Asher’s Pum Pum Sculpture

March 28, 2012

Words by Emily Shapiro, via Pree Jamaica

The Mutual Gallery in Kingston, Jamaica is currently running it’s annual “Art Fresh” exhibit, showcasing the works of self-trained local artists and recent art school graduates. Among the works featured this year is Toorel Asher’s “Pretty Pum Pum” (above), a giant ceramic vagina created as a retort to the “popular male perception of women as merely sexual objects,” and Cavel Johnson’s “The Entrapment of Buju” (below). The objective of the multimedia exhibition, which opened March 8th and runs through until April 7th, is to stimulate growth of Jamaica’s art community and inspire people to consider a career as an artist. Find out more about the show and Mutual Gallery here.