January 9 – March 27, 2021
SITE131 introduces a young Nigerian American artist now living in Dallas in his first solo exhibition.
opening Saturday, January 9, 2021
JEREMIAH ONIFADÉ: surreal figures5-8pm
artist speaks @ 7pm
masks + social distance observed
Capturing what he keenly remembers from his native country, Onifadé’s narrative paintings serve as charming stories about the life he left. A singular, elegant, and dancelike figure strides across the canvas in a world all her/his own. The art viewer then has the chance to unravel the narrative while observing the lightly touched figures appearing almost from another planet. In light of current conditions for each of us, a life seeking good health and well-being can gain greatly from an experience with art.
Folorunsho Leading the Front, 2020
Ibinabo's Red Salmon, 2020
JEREMIAH ONIFADÉ: surreal figuresSITE131 proudly announces director's new honor
Dallas Historical Society will honor SITE131 Director Joan Davidow for Arts Leadership at its annual Awards for Excellence Luncheon on November 21, 2019, recognizing her decades of support for area non-profit art institutions and artists.
For 38 years, the Awards Luncheon has celebrated those who make signficant contributions to Dallas' quality of life ~ Dallas history makers who have provided innovations, guidance, and support for the city. Former recipients include non-profit philanthropic leaders Linda Perryman Evans and May Jalonick, who will co-chair the event.
Fellow 2019 honorees include Norm Hitzges, legendary sports journalism broadcaster and author, and Mary Vernon, artist with more than 50 years as an instructor in the arts.
For more information contact Dallas Historical Society at 214-421-4500.