See Dwayne Eugene Martin ‘Rise’ at Honfleur Until Jan. 9

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Dwayne Eugene Martin, Courtesy Honfleur Gallery

Dwayne Eugene Martin is a DC native whose art focuses on the connection between feeling and color, highlighting the emotions they invoke. Rise, the title of his new show, is a word he uses to describe his journey as an artist thus far. Breaking through the constraints of self doubt, hopelessness, and fear, he continues his rise.

Martin works with paint, oil, enamel, spray paint, and acrylics to tell stories on canvas. He often switches traditional paint brushes out for knives, playing cards, and hair brushes to further express the utility of perseverance. His work is a vivid interpretation of his journey–bold lines and bright colors aiding him in his execution.

“As a painter, I find that I can communicate without talking, but through feeling and emotion. As a self taught artist, my work can be categorized in different forms, but is frequently classified as abstract.”

Rise is at the Honfleur Gallery (1241 Good Hope Rd. SE) now and runs through January 9, 2021. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday by appointment. Contact Jess Randolph to schedule appointments via email: jess@thedchive.com

Honfleur Gallery is a contemporary art space located in the Historic Anacostia neighborhood of Washington DC, between Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE (11th Street Bridge) and 13th Street SE. Honfleur maintains a rigorous schedule of exhibitions and programming that focuses on cutting edge contemporary exhibitions by artists from the USA and abroad.