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Noah Davis and The Underground Museum

Noah Davis

April 4, 2015 – April 26, 2015

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Press Release

This exhibition will feature new works on canvas and a suite of fifty unique collages by Noah Davis, plus selections from the Underground Museum's collection featuring affiliated artists and collectors including Kahli Davis, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Henry Taylor, and Karon Davis.
Noah Davis (born 1983, Seattle, WA) studied painting at Cooper Union in New York City and lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. In the artist’s words, his large-scale, figurative works on canvas demonstrate “instances where black aesthetics and modernist aesthetics collide” through specific, painted gestures and hues. Dye’s paintings are in permanent collections including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, SF MOMA, and LACMA.He operates the ongoing non-profit project titled Underground Museum.

The Underground Museum is a revolutionary platform for the arts and community in the West Adams / Crenshaw district of central Los Angeles. It offers a new public entity for exhibitions and mindful programming as no inner-city institution has done before. Through exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, a public garden, and wellness programs, the Underground Museum upholds the belief that art is an essential part of a vibrant, just and healthy society. Recently, the Underground Museum was honored with LAXART’s 10 Year Anniversary Artist Grant for its contribution to the community.