Mixed Media Artist, Demarcus McGaughey Debuts “Kindred”

A Black History Month Art Exhibit Honoring Six Generations 

Sweet Lorraine Gallery in Brooklyn, NY

Mixed Media, Demarcus McGaughey presents “Kindred” a Black History Month solo art exhibit at Sweet Lorraine Gallery at Ti Art Studios, 183 Lorraine Street, Brooklyn 11231 from Saturday, February 4 – Sunday, February 26, 2023. “Kindred” is mixed-media artist Demarcus McGaughey’s most intimate and revealing series of work yet. One might describe it as his “long walk home.” Reflective and poignant, it comprises a multitude of timeless reminders of family moments. “Kindred” honors the sometimes-forgotten ancestry of Black Americans while acknowledging the cultural contribution of his family beyond enslavement. An Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and an Artist Talk on Sunday, February 19, 2023, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Ulysses Williams, founder of Access Black Art, will curate a series of over 40 mixed media pieces exploring memory, identity, and spirituality and are inspired by his rediscovery of family photographs and cherished stories. These images reacquainted Demarcus with his history and reaffirmed for him the importance of understanding the impact of his family’s existence in the American south for more than six generations.

“While creating the work for ‘Kindred,’ I transported myself to a time where the appreciation of tangible items held a weight much heavier than present day,” he says. In a world where digital content is king, Demarcus honors his family’s legacy by way of family photo albums, boxes of snapshots, and generations of memorable stories. The work informs his ability to take his artistry and aesthetic to new heights.

With paper collage, inherited fabrics that belonged to his grandmother, acrylic, and resin on canvas, you are invited to view a collection of memories and documentation of culture through Demarcus’ eyes. The choice of dimensions for these generational treasures and keepsakes are small with the artists desire to share with you weathered yet impressive family tales. His hope is that you will see you and your family in his.

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Ti Art Studios Sweet Lorraine 

183 Lorraine Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Gallery Hours

Wednesday – Sunday    1:00pm – 7:00pm


A Texas native and Brooklyn-based mixed media artist Demarcus McGaughey captures the beauty, strength and vibrancy of people of color with both insight and passion.  In the early days of his career, the artist employed his talents in the worlds of graphic design and advertising but it was through painting that McGaughey discovered an avenue through which to tell stories in his own visual language.

A lifelong student of human nature and psychology, McGaughey assumes the role of narrator in his paintings, telling heroic stories of his subjects’ self-actualization and determination.  A certified life coach as well as an artist, McGaughey empowers the viewer to believe that life is what you create it to be and his portraiture work reveals triumphant tales of African American subjects who manifest their destinies, their eyes revealing their souls.  The artist also pays homage to cultural influences using elements of pop art, mass media, comic books and advertising – and the through line found in all the work of this exciting young artist is, indeed, the illumination of inspiring stories of Black resilience and triumph.

McGaughey received his Bachelor of Arts from Prairie View A&M University and his work has been featured in numerous galleries and publications in the U.S. as well as in Spain.  In addition, he has completed art residencies with Mas el sigols in Barcelona, Nfinit Foundation Arts Residency in Brooklyn, ArtCrawl Harlem in New York City, Chateau Orquevaux in France and Ma’s House in Southampton NY.


Access Black Art (ABA) was founded in 2021 by Ulysses Williams, an arts advocate and collector.  ABA’ mission is rooted in access, opportunity and advancement of black artists as storytellers and entrepreneurs.  The aim is to create a community, both online and offline that promotes and supports emerging and professional contemporary artists that the world needs to know.

ABA’s website will launch February 2023 during Black history Month.  The site will feature editorial coverage of artists, promote and sell artwork and be a resource to artists, collectors and art lovers.