The Student Union Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst proudly presents PERCEPTIONS: a solo exhibition of paintings by Jamaican artist Andrae Green. This marks Green’s first solo exhibition and will include his most recent body of work completed over the past three years. The work consists of large-scale figurative paintings including Obwa Coocoo and The Nine Lives of St. Sebastian (both of which have been featured in various publications and exhibitions) as well as sever new works.

Green’s work investigates the complexities of racial identities and relationships through pop culture and historical references. In his translation from photographic image to painting, Green alludes to contemporary perceptions and ways of seeing.

Andrae Green was born in Kingston Jamaica and currently lives in Western Massachusetts. His work has been exhibited internationally including New York City, Providence, Washington D.C., Jamaica, Canada and China. He represented Jamaica in the 2012 Beijing Biennial and has been featured in publications such as ARC Magazine, Art: Jamaica, and the Caribbean InTransit: The Arts Journal.

The exhibition opens with a public reception Friday February 8th, 2013 from 6 to 8pm. Opening remarks will be given by Bryan MacFarlane, Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The exhibition will run until Friday February 22, 2013.