An exhibition by Dathan Kane and curated by Asa Jackson, Kane works with bold, abstract, black & white organic shapes to reflect things he sees on a daily basis. Hard lines & edges capture your attention and question the absence of color. Kane is an artist born and raised from Hampton, VA. He has received his Bachelors of Fine Art degree from Virginia State University in 2014 where he focused primarily on illustration and painting. His work has been exhibited across the peninsula at various galleries including the Meredith Art Gallery in Petersburg VA, Newsome House Gallery in Newport News, Downing Gross Cultural Art Center in Newport News, 670 Gallery in Hampton, Charles H. Taylor Art Center in Hampton, Hampton Roads Convention Center, Can Festival 2015/2016, the Armstrong/Slater Gallery at Hampton University, Neon Festival 2017 in Norfolk, An Achievable Dream Middle & High school in Newport News, Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, Virginia MOCA in Virginia Beach, James River Country Club in Newport News as well as Elixir Sensory Gallery in Hampton. He also completed various murals across the city of Hampton and had his first international exhibition in 2017 at the Sichuan Contemporary Gallery in China.
“I look at black and white as a choice between one thing or another and if this is the decision I choose…let it be a bold!” – Dathan Kane
Live Music with Narissa Bond
Blessed with a warm soprano, this award-winning musician has released several albums including one, “False Gods”, scheduled for 2017. You can hear her idols in her music, from Joni Mitchell’s finely crafted songs, and from Tracy Chapman, a sharp rhythmic and melodic sense. But Narissa is her own woman. She studied classical music, and jazz guitar, and there are elements of that in her work, as well as a nod to the blues and a strong connection to contemporary folk.
“Narissa has set a new standard for the art of singing and songwriting … she is the real thing.” – DJ Barry Graham
First Friday sponsored by Ron and Karen Flow