Painter Jake Troyli invites us into the spectacle of Black skin at EXPO Chicago this week

Morgan Elise Johnson, The Tribe Magazine, April 8, 2022

In a social media-crazed world, where any and everyone is a content creator projecting refined and sometimes distorted portraits of themselves, Jake Troyli’s art invites us to examine the spectacle around the commodification of Black and brown bodies and the performative behaviors we’ve collectively put on. His art often uses color and humor to invite audiences into nuanced conversations about the Black experience, often centering themes of otherness. 


Through a number of special exhibitions coinciding with EXPO Chicago, a major international art festival happening at Navy Pier this week, Troyli’s work is something that you should checkout at one of three locations.

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