Arcmanoro Niles “Revisiting The Area”

Rachel Uffner Gallery

poster for Arcmanoro Niles “Revisiting The Area”
[Image: Arcmanoro Niles "When We Played As Kids" (2016) oil, acrylic, and glitter on canvas, 70 X 84 in.]

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Rachel Uffner Gallery presents Revisiting the Area, the first exhibition of work by Arcmanoro Niles at the gallery.

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Niles depicts portraits of a community he calls home, revisiting his childhood terrain. The goal in painting these subjects so intimately familiar to the artist is to provide the viewer with a tour of his hometown neighborhood - a place he refers to as occupying a “middle space”, a uniquely American in-between of poverty and middle class.

Niles questions, in his work, the areas that he occupied for the majority of his life, and what it was that motivated decisions being made within these domains. Of particular interest to the artist lies the power dynamics that play out in interpersonal relationships and on his canvas: who is the protected versus the protector? How are genuine connections being forged or purposefully avoided? A rich orange hue floods each work, rendering his subjects with a noble glow, further enhanced by the halo-effect of glittered hair and beards.



from January 05, 2018 to February 25, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-01-05 from 18:00 to 20:00


Arcmanoro Niles

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