Out & About
The New Orleans Natural Hair Expo (NONHE) is turning the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans into an art gallery featuring naturals. The Art of Chanel Christoff Davis will be a featured artist and vendor!
December 6th from 12-4 PM in the Bishop Arts District, The Art of Chanel Christoff Davis, ushered in the Christmas Season at the CocoAndre Chocaltier Holiday Vendor Fair. The event was held at an actual Chocolate Factory featuring local female-owned independent businesses. We had a great time shopping and networking with other artists. Enjoy!
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Sep 20, 2015 – Jan 10, 2016
His work can be seen in the TV Show Empire as well as over 40 museums, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Seattle Art Museum; Brooklyn Museum; and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Kehinde Wiley was born in Los Angeles, earning a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1999 and an MFA from Yale University in 2001.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, an overview highlighting the range of the artist’s prolific 14-year career and comprising approximately 60 works. The exhibition begins with early examples of paintings inspired by Wiley’s observations of street life in Harlem. In subsequent work, Wiley further examines the European tradition of portraiture, taking specific paintings by renowned masters such as Titian, Van Dyck, and Manet and replacing the historical subjects with contemporary, young black men sporting fashionable urban gear. These likenesses are set against ornate, decorative backgrounds on large canvases — part of Wiley’s signature style — in order to raise issues of class in addition to race and gender. A New Republic also includes a selection from the artist’s ongoing World Stage project, examples of his bronze busts, and a chapel-like structure that showcases his new stained-glass “paintings.”
The Artist Reception for the Exhibition “Sunsets” took place Thursday August 7, 2014. The show runs from August 4 – 22, 2014. If you were not able to make it to the Artist Reception, you still have time to visit ArtSpace Gallery to see this beautiful show before it closes August 22, 2014.
Location: ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press – 6400 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75235
It’s a great honor to have been invited to exhibit my most current works of art at ArtSpace Gallery Dallas. The show is called “Sunsets” and features my view of one of God’s greatest natural wonders. I’m in awe of the sunsets that I am blessed to take in daily and decided to capture their beauty on canvas.
Come out and meet me for the Artist Reception – Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 6 – 9pm. ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press 6400 Maple Avenue Suite 180, Dallas Texas 75235. For details call 214-635-3131. If you are in Dallas, I hope to see you there!
“Sunsets” featuring the Art of Chanel Christoff Davis opens August 4, 2014 and runs until August 22, 2014.
During spring break my family visited the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas’ Arts District for the David Bates Exhibition. David Bates is a Dallas based artist who has a great series of Hurricane Katrina paintings. I had hoped to catch a glimpse of one of the Katrina pieces but they were not a part of this exhibition. Most of the pieces were on loan from private collections. My daughter is mimicking David Bates’ signature style of only showing one hand with four fingers and one ear in his self-portraits. I will be visiting more museums this year and posting the pics here, so check back often.
Saturday April 5, 2014, the Art of Chanel Christoff Davis will be exhibiting at the Legacy of Service Annual Image Awards in Dallas, Texas. This years event will honor Pastor Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III and mark 26 years of the organizations service to the local community. Four original Christoff Davis illustrations, called “Sisterhood”, were designed for this special occasion. See the illustrations below.
Spring Break week has come to an end…Tear! We had an awesome break. We did lots of spring cleaning and gardening. We also visited many Dallas attractions. It was a great family bonding week. What did you guys do for Spring Break? If your break is coming soon, what do you have planned?
Over the Thanksgiving holiday Christoff Davis participated in West Elm’s // St. Jude Children’s Hospital “Thanks and Giving” Campaign. Christoff Davis designed a special coloring sheet called “HOPE” in honor of St. Jude. The kids got to color a sheet with each $5 donation in-store. Also two special painted versions of “HOPE” was available in-store for a silent auction. West Elm raised $1,693 from Black Friday November 29, 2013 to Sunday December 1, 2013. BRAVO West Elm – Dallas Mockingbird Station for dreaming up such a sweet campaign. Christoff Davis was so proud to have been a part of this wonderful event.
Christoff Davis is collaborating with West Elm Dallas to raise funds for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Thanks and Giving” 2013 Fundraising Campaign. The art piece “HOPE” was created by the artist Chanel Christoff Davis for the West Elm Dallas – Mockingbird Station Black Friday fundraising event. Parents, bring your kids out to West Elm Dallas for this special event. For a $5 donation your child can color “HOPE” in honor of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. All of the kids creations will be on display at the West Elm Dallas-Mockingbird Station store. To learn more about the campaign visit, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and West Elm.