Join the South Dallas Cultural Center for the opening reception of Dawn Okoro’s Punk Noir in the Athello Beck Gallery on Jan. 25 from 6-8 p.m.
The reception will include live music and light refreshments. FREE admission and open to the general public.
About 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. Across numerous bodies of work, Okoro adopts compositional techniques from fashion photography while partially obscuring faces and bodies to address issues of erasure, and its particular impact on black women.
The exhibition will run from Jan. 25 until Mar. 21.