Photo by Kenji Takahashi

Dallas Contemporary will present Tokyo-based artist Tomoo Gokita's first North American museum exhibition, "Get Down," featuring his latest large-scale paintings and a number of never-before-seen works made under lockdown during the pandemic.

"Get Down" illustrates a major departure for Gokita's practice, launching familiar motifs of pin-up models, female wrestlers and familial portraiture into a vast world of newly vibrant pastels.

Gokita's new imaginations are also occupied by mundane symbols of our current reality that hedge on absurdism in the wake of the past year’s events. Socially distanced individuals and the figure of former U.S. President Donald Trump scatter throughout these works to further dismantle distinction between the surrealism of the artist's form and content in the tradition of Deconstruction, Neo-Expressionism, and Post-War German Figuration.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 22.

Dallas Contemporary will present Tokyo-based artist Tomoo Gokita's first North American museum exhibition, "Get Down," featuring his latest large-scale paintings and a number of never-before-seen works made under lockdown during the pandemic.

"Get Down" illustrates a major departure for Gokita's practice, launching familiar motifs of pin-up models, female wrestlers and familial portraiture into a vast world of newly vibrant pastels.

Gokita's new imaginations are also occupied by mundane symbols of our current reality that hedge on absurdism in the wake of the past year’s events. Socially distanced individuals and the figure of former U.S. President Donald Trump scatter throughout these works to further dismantle distinction between the surrealism of the artist's form and content in the tradition of Deconstruction, Neo-Expressionism, and Post-War German Figuration.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 22.

Dallas Contemporary will present Tokyo-based artist Tomoo Gokita's first North American museum exhibition, "Get Down," featuring his latest large-scale paintings and a number of never-before-seen works made under lockdown during the pandemic.

"Get Down" illustrates a major departure for Gokita's practice, launching familiar motifs of pin-up models, female wrestlers and familial portraiture into a vast world of newly vibrant pastels.

Gokita's new imaginations are also occupied by mundane symbols of our current reality that hedge on absurdism in the wake of the past year’s events. Socially distanced individuals and the figure of former U.S. President Donald Trump scatter throughout these works to further dismantle distinction between the surrealism of the artist's form and content in the tradition of Deconstruction, Neo-Expressionism, and Post-War German Figuration.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 22.

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WHERE

Dallas Contemporary
161 Glass St.
Dallas, TX 75207
https://www.dallascontemporary.org/

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