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The Must-See Exhibition in New York This Month

Artist Jamea Richmond-Edwards visualizes the relationship between black women and fashion in her latest exhibition titled, Fly Girl Fly.
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Jamea Richmond-Edwards grew up in Detroit watching the style of the black community in late 1980s and early 1990s — bright sweaters, leopard-prints, and fake Gucci and Louis Vuitton bags. 

The artist notes that for many years, black women were not represented in glossy magazines. They were not seen as consumers of luxury goods. But at the same time, they wanted to reach this high-status, with the belief that expensive brands will automatically change society's attitudes toward them. 

The American artist channels her message through colorful, mixed media paintings, by utlizing acrylic, spray paint, glitter, tulle, and paper collages on canvas. 

Fly Girl Fly  is open to the public at Kravets Wehby Gallery in New York until April 28. 

Take a look at some of her works, below:

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