EXHIBITS & EVENTS


DISTRICT Arts is pleased to present the works of mixed media artist Daniel Lai.  For his exhibition, Lai has created a site specific installation he calls “Three Dimensional Narratives: Story through Sculpture”.

Narrative art is art that tells stories; Daniel’s narrative sculptures tell stories of lived moments. From food to social issues, inspirations abound for Daniel. As an immigrant in the US who has studied linguistics, art history, and criminology, his art uses metaphors to respond to injustices and to explore the mundane, for example sexism and the crabs he had for lunch. Transcending the limitation of words, the expressions in Daniel’s three-dimensional work encompass humor, intellect, and a variety of emotions.

An opening reception with the artist will take place on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 6 – 8pm.

All works are for sale.

Daniel Lai, a self-taught artist of Chinese descent from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was granted US citizenship through extraordinary ability in the field of fine art and arts management in 2014.

His educational background reflects a diversity of interests that influences his work. Daniel has a PhD in sociology (2015) from University of Tennessee, an MA in art history (2006) from Montclair State University, and a BA in linguistics (2003) from Montclair State University.

Daniel loves books. He says, “I enjoy sculpting and repurposing discarded books. Often, the true meaning of text and words are just beneath that thin layer of their lexical meaning. In other words, we live in a metaphorical world. Three-dimensional representation of my experience transcends the boundary of words.”

This exhibition is free and open to the public. All are welcome.


WHERE

DISTRICT Arts Gallery

15 N. MARKET STREET

FREDERICK, MD  21701

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WHEN

OPENING RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

EXHIBIT:

SEPTEMBER 11 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

ADMISSION

FREE