Gianni Lee Unveils Portraits of Black Historical Figures at Wish ATLAs part of an exhibition titled “Black Heroism & The Wounds They Carry.”
After partnering up with Rug & Killim on an exclusive collaboration, Gianni Lee returns with a new solo exhibition at the WISH ATL boutique in Atlanta, Georgia. Titled “Black Heroism & The Wounds They Carry,” the presentation features new paintings depicting dynamic portraits of iconic Black historical figures combined with sci-fi iconography. The artist aims to explore the connections between Black people and technology while incorporating his signature surrealist skeletons across the vivid compositions.
Apart from paintings, the artist is also displaying different mediums including photography to examine the collective history of Black people “while envisioning an optimistic future in spite of our daunting socio-political reality,” said the gallery in a statement. “The exhibition is meant to pose the question “how do we channel our legacy of greatness to create a more equitable future.” said Lee.
To commemorate the show, WISH ATL is selling a limited edition crew neck inspired by Lee’s work which is available online and in-store. “I’ve been following Gianni for about 2 years now. This exhibition has been a long time in the making and we’re excited to finally share this body of work with the city, being his first solo exhibition in Atlanta.” said Anna Akpele, Gallery Manager of The Gallery at WISH.
View select works above and then visit WISH ATL’s website for more information. “Black Heroism & The Wounds They Carry” is on view until November 29.
Elsewhere in art, Yu Nagaba released new limited edition prints portraying famous movie scenes.
The Gallery at WISH
453 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307