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Tashawn “Whaffle” Davis, Smile Sometimes

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Smile Sometimes
Paintings by Tashawn “Waffle” Davis

September 7th-September 15th, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th, 6-9 PM

Smile Sometimes, featuring the work of Tashawn “Whaffle” Davis, is Peninsula’s inaugural Fall Incubator Project, a new annual event that will showcase a young, emerging, Brooklyn-based artist.

Born and raised in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Tashawn “Whaffle” Davis is a multi-disciplinary artist who brings together humor, historical reference and pop culture to explore a variety of cultural and socio-political issues.

In his paintings, Tashawn often returns to an imaginary pastoral landscape that he refers to as “Fernweh.” This rural setting provides a backdrop for surreal scenes and narratives that often include mythical creatures called “Squonks.” The Squonk – with its shapeless furry body, sad eyes and anthropomorphic qualities – creates a strange tension within the idealized landscape of Fernweh.

Interspersed with references to American history and popular culture, Tashawn’s paintings create compelling seriocomic explorations of the African American experience.

Details

Date:
September 7
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.peninsulaartspace.com/upcoming

Venue

Peninsula Art Space
352 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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Phone:
(917) 399 5221
Website:
http://www.peninsulaartspace.com/