RIALTO CENTER 2014-15 Visual Arts Series
Tracy Murrell "Through My Eyes"
A series of silhouetted vintage and contemporary female icons painted in flat planes of color.
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 7, 5-8PM
First Thursdays Downtown ArtsWalk
Exhibition Dates & Hours: July 10 - Aug 23, 2014
M-F, 10AM - 4:30PM or by appointment (404) 413- 9820
RIALTO Center For the Arts
80 Forsyth Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30301
Murrell’s work challenges racialized gender stereotypes imposed on the African-American feminine form in popular media. Historically, problematic depictions simultaneously reflected and created negative tropes about black women and black female bodies resulting in reductive imagined identities. Murrell’s images embody the feminine form as graceful and strong suggesting an integrity often dismissed or ignored previously. Through her lens, the female figure is portrayed in a universal manner through silhouettes that open them up to interpretation not based on race.