January 21 - February 25, 2023
From Daisha Board Gallery:
“Depicting moments of intimacy, the first exhibition of 2023 at Daisha Board Gallery, Ghanaian-born, Dallas-based Mixed-media artist Nii Narku Thompson ‘Why Question,” has been constructed on unstretched canvases and burlap. Combining various modes of expression, painted, assembled, and sewn together forming geometrical figures. The result is a dynamic conversation on identity, relationships, and sexuality.
‘Nii Narku, works in lengthy processes that involve varying degrees of laborious layering of paint on canvasses that, themselves, have been cut and stitched together onto a sustainable material.
By adopting these modes of mark making he somehow mimics the complex interactions and social processes.
Bathed in saturated hues the figures navigate themselves through a range of intimate roles, they long to be seen. This combined with vibrant backdrops and alluring color combinations makes it difficult to look away.
Thompson’s work is a representation of his Ghanaian descent, Queerness, Intergenerational kinship, and Acceptance.”
Reception: January 21, 2023 | 7–10 pm
2111 Sylvan Avenue
Dallas, 75208 TexasGet directions