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Julia Douglas, Tinted: A Visual Statement on Color, Identity, and Representation, April 28-June 2, 2017

Douglas’ work developed as a response to the media’s repetition of racially biased imagery in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case. She rejects the hyper-sexual, violent, and sinister portrayal of men of color that saturates contemporary media. Douglas uses traditional oil paint and classical portraiture to show men of color as sensitive, honest, loving and human. Her subjects are men from Western New York portrayed in a realistic and recognizable way. She conveys a sense of vulnerability and innocence through implied nudity, subtle gesture and realistic body types.

This exhibition is sponsored, in part, by Open Buffalo. It is the first exhibition in the annual Open Buffalo Emerging Artist series.

To learn more about this artist visit: https://www.facebook.com/ArtbyJuliaDouglas/

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