"Punk Noir" Solo Exhibition at the George Washington Carver Museum
       
     
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"Ayana"
       
     
"Tope"
       
     
"Crenshaw"
       
     
"Moyo"
       
     
"Effacement"
       
     
"Qi Dada"
       
     
"Roshi"
       
     
Detail, "Roshi"
       
     
"Speak"
       
     
"The Three Graces"
       
     
"Word is Bond"
       
     
"X'ene"
       
     
"Punk Noir" Solo Exhibition at the George Washington Carver Museum
       
     
"Punk Noir" Solo Exhibition at the George Washington Carver Museum

Curated by Carre Adams.

Runs March 8, 2018 - July 21, 2018

“Punk Noir” is a series of large scale paintings by Dawn Okoro that feature black people who have what the artist considers a punk spirit. The work explores the idea of black people presenting truthfully, unabashed, and resisting societal expectations. The body of work also includes wearable art.

Through the gaze of a black, female, artist, and journalist, Okoro documents the subject in each painting by capturing the moment. All of the the subjects depicted have Austin ties— they are writers, musicians, and other artists.

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Written by George Washigton Carver Museum Associate Curator, Carre Adams.

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"Ayana"
       
     
"Ayana"

acrylic on canvas, 72x72 in.

"Tope"
       
     
"Tope"

acrylic and copper leaf on canvas, 60x72 in.

"Crenshaw"
       
     
"Crenshaw"

acrylic and copper leaf on canvas, 62x72 in.

"Moyo"
       
     
"Moyo"

acrylic and copper leaf on canvas, 62x72 in.

"Effacement"
       
     
"Effacement"

mixed media - acrylic, copper leaf, sequined fabric, and zinc alloy spikes on canvas, 72x144 in.

"Qi Dada"
       
     
"Qi Dada"

acrylic on canvas, 72x72 in.

"Roshi"
       
     
"Roshi"

acrylic and zinc alloy spikes on canvas, 72x72 in.

Detail, "Roshi"
       
     
Detail, "Roshi"

acrylic on canvas and zinc alloy spikes on canvas, 72x72 in.

"Speak"
       
     
"Speak"

acrylic on canvas, 72x72 in.

"The Three Graces"
       
     
"The Three Graces"

acrylic on canvas, 72x72 in.

 

"Word is Bond"
       
     
"Word is Bond"

acrylic and copper leaf on canvas, 62x72 in.

"X'ene"
       
     
"X'ene"

acrylic and copper leaf on canvas, 72x72 in.