The Information & The Inspiration | Jeremy Okai Davis

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/10/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
White Gallery
1825 SW Broadway St, Suite 289 --Portland

The Information & The Inspiration | Jeremy Okai Davis

On view: March 9–31, 2017
Reception: Friday, March 10, 6–8 pm

This series of paintings by Jeremy Okai Davis (Born 1979, Charlotte, North Carolina) addresses social constructs as they relate to African-American life.

These paintings are part of a ongoing series that attempts to address, in a forward thinking way, the lack of representation of African-Americans on gallery walls. By looking into the past at artists, activists and people that have experienced injustices along with current artists, Davis hopes to renegotiate the way we view black faces on a daily basis. The re-purposed wooden three dimensional elements represent enduring strength and the beauty that comes out of struggle. Davis’ fidelity to his subjects make them feel alive without being too literal. His experimenting with different perspectives and paint application offers an attempt to view the subjects and paintings in a unique way.

Jeremy Okai Davis lives and works in Portland, OR and is a 2017 RACC Project Grant Recipient.

The Littman and White Galleries are student-run exhibition spaces at Portland State University. Our mission is to provide tools for a critical experience of contemporary art for students and community members through comprehensive programming. We envision the Littman and White Galleries as centers for cultural enrichment where an indispensable art experience is accessible to all perspectives and levels of education.

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