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O'Neill Level One Gallery Exhibits

Level One Gallery is an exhibition area in the O'Neill Library. Current students, alumni, faculty members, and Boston College staff are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals.
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My Black Is Beautiful
Drawings by Jordan Barros, MCAS '18

February 2017

My Black Is Beautiful poster

My work is an examination of the different forms black identity takes outside this socially constructed spectrum. I use natural concepts and human interaction to express the variety black people provide. Altering them is a way of questioning the attitudes, fears and unwritten rules that form the environment and our behavior within it. Celebrate the human, the marks people make on the world. Treasuring the local, the small-scale, the eccentric, and the ordinary. – Jordan Barros, MCAS, '19

My work is an examination of the different forms black identity takes outside this socially constructed spectrum. I use natural concepts and human interaction to express the variety black people provide. Altering them is a way of questioning the attitudes, fears and unwritten rules that form the environment and our behavior within it. Celebrate the human, the marks people make on the world. Treasuring the local, the small-scale, the eccentric, and the ordinary. – Jordan Barros, MCAS, '19

My Black Is Beautiful poster