Goss-Michael Foundation with Artrinity present Marquis Duriel Lewis a.k.a Retna
Goss-Michael Foundation in partnership with Artrinity will present the first Dallas solo exhibition by Marquis Duriel Lewis aka Retna, entitled "Dovetail Mortises & La Peluca Grande." The show has been curated by Max Trowbridge, co-founder and director, Artrinity.
For those familiar with the graffiti-style artwork synonymous with Retna's career, it comes as no surprise that Marquis Duriel Lewis (aka Retna) craves a creative escape from the very signature of canvas work that catapulted his artistic career.
This exhibition, specifically titled under his full name, Marquis Duriel Lewis, and not Retna, which is the name associated with his text-based work, showcases his recent paintings of abstract expressionism and portraiture both on canvas and paper. Lewis departs from graffiti and relinquishes his talent to paint with raw intensity, which transcends his vocabulary of calligraphy and continues his evolution as a fine artist.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through November 9.