January 8 - February 5, 2022
From Daisha Board Gallery:
“In her first solo exhibition Unseen, Sharidyn Barnes displays an overview of her work while getting her M.F.A. Depicting other students of color, she explores the European style of painting, influenced by hip hop and popular culture. Using portraiture and full figured images, she is inspired by showing the authenticity and humanity of the black experience. Through mark making, she navigates the white gaze, while allowing the subjects to be fully present and their own individuals. Challenging the Western standard of beauty, she investigates the superficialities of medium to talk about the complexities of black life.
Barnes received her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)-2021
Jackson State University – B.A. Studio Art-2018
Barnes has received numerous art awards and recognitions, most recently, exhibitions include 500x Holding Space, BIPOC Exhibition (Group Show), Dallas, Texas & Thesis Exhibition, Alexander Hall, Savannah Georgia.
Barnes was most recently featured in the October – November 2021 • The New American Painting Magazine,
Volume #153 MFA Issue
August 2020 • Voyage Dallas.”
Reception: January 8, 2022 | 5–8 pm
2111 Sylvan Avenue
Dallas, 75208 TexasGet directions