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Daryl Alexander Art Reception
June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ms. Alexander studied under Nelson Shanks, Greg Kreutz and Dan Thompson in New York. At the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, she studied with Mario Volpe.
On September 15, 2018, artwork by Daryl Royster Alexander went on display at the Galerie Intemporel in Paris. The gallery, owned by Laurence Choko, is located near the Beaubourg-Georges Pompidou Museum.
Ms. Alexander’s paintings in the show are exclusively still life. Her most recent images are set off by graphic color. The art spans more than a decade and demonstrates a stylistic range that can be viewed as traditional and modern.
Galerie Intemporel showcases the art of the African diaspora. Ms. Choko has an impressive list of artists that include Beauford Delaney, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Arturo Montoto, Henri Guedon, among many others.
For several years, a New York gallery promoted and celebrated its various artists under the name Acts of Art. The verve and defiance behind the full title — Black Emergency Cultural Coalition at Acts of Art — always stayed with me. Art sets so many tasks and a primal one is to be heard and to engage. I take that fight and color to my work.
A recurring theme in my work is how we “mask.” We express ourselves to the outside world through clothes, language, dance and, of course, color. Masking also helps hide who we truly are and provides subterfuge, camouflage and often necessary fantasy. Many masks descend from African religion.
At times, we can protect ourselves as we project the mask. America encourages the outward glossed persona. Towering turbans, grandiose tattoos, waist-length wigs or weaves help the cause as easily as champagne or Chanel.
So I give color to the cause.