Luke Cage Art Exhibit Analyzes African American Experience

Cambria Kelley knows what art can do to someone.  

“Their eyes light up and that spark is ignited within them,” Kelley said.

And as she studies art history and creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, she knows what it can do for a message, and how far art can send it soaring into the universe.

“Art has always been a platform,” she said.

Particularly one piece of work over at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts in Riverside.

“Just like wow, I see someone that looks like me,” Kelley said.

It is called “Uncaged: Hero for Higher,” an exhibit breaking down Marvel’s Luke Cage character and its implications about African American masculinity.

“I think Luke Cage is a great example about race without being super blatant about it,” she said.


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