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Punk Noir

South Dallas Cultural Center

South Dallas Cultural Center is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, Punk Noir!

Featuring portraits of black musicians, filmmakers, photographers and other creatives — Punk Noir revels in the divine feminine and masculine embodiments of its subjects. Nigerian American artist, Dawn Okoro, uses energetic colors and the complexion of her characters to manipulate the quality of light, offering an alternative to life lived on a stark white canvas in a black body. In Punk Noir, Okoro disputes the conventional image of punk with works that present an afrocentric world view. 

Admission is FREE. 

Opening reception to take place on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 6-8 pm. 

Exhibition to run from Jan. 25 until Mar. 21.

About Dawn Okoro

Heavily influenced by fashion as a means of aesthetic expression and resistance — Dawn Okoro’s work examines standards of beauty and the use of commercial imagery to commodify desire. Informed by compositional techniques used in fashion photography, Okoro draws inspiration from popular culture. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Drawing Magazine, and on BET’s The First Wives Club. She has shown at the Texas Biennial, George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, New York University, and the MoCADA Museum in Brooklyn. She resides and works in Austin, Texas.

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