What does it mean to be considered “fashionable” in our society? Jamea Richmond-Edwards boldly tackles this, and how status and access can shape perspective, through her solo exhibition, Fly Girl Fly, currently on display at New York’s Kravets Wehby Gallery. Raised in Detroit, the 35-year-old artist creates mixed media portraits that shed light on the relationship between black women and luxury fashion, drawing on inspiration from her own family and environment. The exhibition gives us pure black girl magic, enhanced by the of utilization cut paper collage, paint, graphite, and ink on canvas. Her subjects are black women whose often blank faces and bodies stand in stark contrast to the vibrant hues of their clothing and backgrounds.
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