Emerging Artist: Julia Douglas Exhibition OpeningBack >
April 28, 2017, 5 pm
Julia Douglas is a local Buffalo artist, whose solo painting exhibition opens at Buffalo Art Studio on April 28th at 5:00 PM. She is the first of Open Buffalo's annual Emerging Artist series.
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.
"The series includes a few women of color as well, and it challenges many of those same stereotypes and expectations imposed upon men of color," said Douglas. "For example, the hypersexualization and aggression we are constantly portrayed with."
"All the portraits have sort of a quiet confidence, but also a sense of vulnerability," she added.
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/
Buffalo Arts Studio is located in the Tri-Min Building at 2495 Main Street, Suite 500 Buffalo, NY 14214.
For more information about the artist and her exhibit, check out the Buffalo Arts Studio's feature.