Exhibition

Smile Sometimes

7 Sep 2019 – 15 Sep 2019

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
12:00 – 19:00
Sunday
12:00 – 19:00

Peninsula Art Space

New York
New York, United States

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Smile Sometimes, featuring the work of Tashawn “Whaffle” Davis, is Peninsula’s inaugural Fall Incubator Project, a new annual event that will showcase a young, emerging, Brooklyn-based artist.

About

Born and raised in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Tashawn “Whaffle” Davis is a multi-disciplinary artist who brings together humor, historical reference and pop culture to explore a variety of cultural and  socio-political issues.

In his paintings, Tashawn often returns to an imaginary pastoral landscape that he refers to as “Fernweh.” This rural setting provides a backdrop for surreal scenes and narratives that often include mythical creatures called “Squonks.” The Squonk - with its shapeless furry body, sad eyes and anthropomorphic qualities - creates a strange tension within the idealized landscape of Fernweh. 

Interspersed with references to American history and popular culture, Tashawn’s paintings create compelling seriocomic explorations of the African American experience.

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Exhibiting artists

Tashawn Whaffle Davis

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