Los Angeles, CA – Dominique Gallery is pleased to announce First Born, it’s first solo exhibition with Denae Howard. The show will open on July 6 and will remain on view through August 4, 2018. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 6 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
First Born features over a dozen pieces of work including paintings, installation, and an assemblage of mixed media collages that examine reflections on the interwoven glory and hardship attributed to black female bodies. During the last 5 years, Brooklyn born artist, Denae Howard has produced a remarkable body of work incorporating family, race, humor, conflict, and social commentary. Among the notable works on view in the show is a piece entitled Fate Sisters, consisting of a portrait of the artist and her siblings as children layered with an intricate text diagram outlining the literal deconstruction of black female body stereotypes. This theme carries into other selections in the show which include a mixed media mobile collage and works on paper.
Howard uses an interdisciplinary practice with a focus on printmaking and digital art to create different genres of work interconnected through themes and messaging. Her work serves as a coded-guide that promotes discussion and deeper thought around the similarities and differences in the way individuals experience current systems in place. Howard’s work has shown in galleries and festivals in New York and California and she is a recent graduate of the CalArts MFA program.
Dominique Gallery is located in the West Adams, Los Angeles, home to a growing community of artists and art spaces. Launched in 2015 as the Studio Gallery Center, Dominique Gallery has since reopened under a new moniker with a focus on emerging and established artists of color and women.
Owner, DOMINIQUE GALLERY