First Friday – November 1, 2019: Unblurred Gallery Opening Reception
Black Thoughts shines a light on the black experience. Artist AmunRay calls to question what is blackness and what do you think of when you hear the word “Black”? Visitors will flow through expressive paintings and have the chance to share their own experiences and thoughts that the exhibition calls to mind.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
AmunRay (Ray Butler) is a born and raised Black Pittsburgh artist. Ray has spent most of his life dealing with both physical and mental health issues, in addition to bullying. Even though he has been painting and drawing from a young age, it wasn’t until 10 did he truly use art-making as expression and an escape. Ray is a Creative Consultant for 1hood Media, and teaching artist at Boom Concepts and Assemble. Ray pulls inspiration from social justice issues, his experiences growing up, and from different astrologies and mythological creatures. Ray’s works are an expression of his messages and ideas the way they come to him in his mind.