In her style, technique, and interpretation, Artist Calida Rawles latest series of portraits are called Out of Darkness. In this series, Calida captures celebrated personalities whose political, intellectual, and artistic excellence have cemented them as icons in traditionally white institutions. The subjects of these revealing portrayals "emerge" from the confines of race, and in doing so, challenge viewers to rethink the complex and often binding notions of black identity in America.

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