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Brianna McCarthy’s second solo exhibition, Saints + Jumbies, opened on May 22 at Medulla Art Gallery, Woodbrook. This self-taught mixed media artist often depicts women in her work, addressing issues of beauty, stereotypes and empowerment especially in relation to the representation of black bodies. Here, McCarthy again puts a spotlight on the black female, presenting her as a divinity—as both a saint and a jumbie—with intercessory power.
-- Marsha Pearce, "Divine Interventions", Sunday Guardian, May 26 2013.