Over the Influence is thrilled to present I’ve Arrived, He Llegado, a solo presentation of new paintings by Daphne Arthur at the Los Angeles gallery.
The title of the exhibition, I’ve Arrived, He Llegado aptly highlights the ethos of this body of works as a whole in Arthur’s native tongue, signaling many undercurrents enacted in these paintings; language and the etymology of words.
Daphne Arthur (b. 1984, Caracas, Venezuela) centers her practice on the experimentation and transformation of conventional materials and forms. Drawing from her background, the Afro-Venezuelan artist explores the roles history, memory, and mythology play in the transformation or deterioration of the collective imaginary of the Black diaspora. Arthur received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007, and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2009. She is the recipient of the Anne Critz fellowship, The Ald Held Fellowship at the American Academy of Rome, and the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. In 2020, she presented a solo exhibition titled “In The Eye of The World,” curated by Julia Marsh at Cedar Crest College, Philadelphia. Other institutional solo exhibitions include RARE gallery in New York, UMass Boston, and Yoga Gallery in Chicago. Arthur’s work has also been featured in national and international group exhibitions including Aalto University in Finland, Honfleur Gallery, City College of NY, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Laviolabank Gallery, Marvelli Gallery, Arena 1, California African American Museum, Land of Tomorrow, Mexic-Arte Museum, 59 Rivoli gallery in Paris and the Florence Biennale VIII in Italy. Her work can be found in the collections of the California African American Museum of Art, Mexic Arte Museum along with other private collections as The Wellington Management, the Desmarais collection, 21c Museum.